Includes bibliographical references (p. -229) and index.
Introduction: Setting, themes, and conceptual perspectives -- The making of a colonial city -- The "white man's disease": the great yellow fever epidemics, 1867-1900 -- The black man's disease": cholera and social inequality, 1868-1899 -- A conflict of interests among commerce, competing conceptions of public health, and civil liberties, 1882-1901 -- The scientific missions to Senegal and Brazil and the new paradigm, 1901-1912 -- Plague and violence in Saint-Louis-du-Senegal, 1917-1920 -- Conclusion.
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