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Post by pnagami » February 4th, 2021, 10:39 am

On Famine Fever and Some of the Other Cognate Forms of Typhus, by Rudolf Virchow (1821 - 1902)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on the catalog page here:
https://librivox.org/on-famine-fever-by-rudolf-virchow/

Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), professor of medicine and pathology at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, published more than 2000 papers and dozens of books. His investigation of the 1847-1848 typhus epidemic in Upper Silesia laid the foundations of public health in Germany. Duriing the Revolution of 1848, Virchow helped found a journal promoting medicine as a social science. For physicians, his contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and to the working vocabulary of medicine were fundamental, but Virchow also believed that social injustice and political oppression lay at the heart of many illnesses and that "the physician is the natural attorney of the poor." (Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/onfaminefeveran00vircgoog

Target completion date: 2021-05-01

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History/Modern (19th C); *Non-fiction/Medical

Keywords that describe the book: famine, public health, Rudolf Virchow, Charite Hospital, typhus, Silesia, East-Prussia

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"Section (or Chapter) # of On Famine Fever and Some of the Other Cognate Forms of Typhus. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "On Famine Fever and Some of the Other Cognate Forms of Typhus, by Rudolf Virchow. Section Title."
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Last edited by pnagami on February 22nd, 2021, 7:39 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by pnagami » February 4th, 2021, 10:39 am

Newgatenovelist has kindly consented to DPL this project.

My best,

Pam
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 4th, 2021, 1:04 pm

Very happy to be a part of this project!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 4th, 2021, 1:10 pm

I will MC. MW will be along shortly.
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Post by pnagami » February 4th, 2021, 1:53 pm

Thank you, Jo!

Pam
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Post by pnagami » February 12th, 2021, 9:12 am

Hi Erin,

Section 1 is up:

23:32

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/onfaminefever_01_virchow_128kb.mp3

In this section Virchow delineates two distinct infections: typhoid fever (caused by Salmonella typhi) and typhus (caused by Rickettsia prowazekii). Of course, the discovery of the infectious agents lay in the future, but the clinical and pathological features allowed them to be distinguished. Typhoid is transmitted by contaminated water and by human carriers. Typhus by body lice.

Thanks for taking on this project!

Pam
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 12th, 2021, 1:42 pm

Hi Pam,

I learn so much working with you. I was hoping you would add your own notes to this project as we went along, and you haven't disappointed.

20.32-20.37, p 10 bottom first para
...11,900 died, i. e. almost 20 per cent.
Could you listen back to the first number? I’m hearing two distinct figures.

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Post by pnagami » February 12th, 2021, 1:56 pm

Will do. Thanks, Erin!

Pam
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Post by pnagami » February 16th, 2021, 8:47 am

Hi Erin,

Section 1 is ready for Spot PL

23:32

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/onfaminefever_01_virchow_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
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Post by pnagami » February 16th, 2021, 8:49 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 16th, 2021, 10:41 am

Hi Pam,

Sections 1 and 2 are PL OK. I wasn't expecting him to bring a form of climate science into it. This is remarkable.
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Post by pnagami » February 16th, 2021, 10:52 am

I’m glad you like it and thanks!

Pam
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Post by pnagami » February 20th, 2021, 7:53 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 20th, 2021, 11:31 am

Hi Pam,

Section 3 is PL OK. His detective work is more fascinating than actual detective novels.

Some of the throwaway remarks he makes about sicknesses like scarlet fever and measles are so sobering. I'm lucky to be living now.
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Post by pnagami » February 20th, 2021, 11:45 am

Hi Erin,

Thanks!

Yes, it's sobering.

What he needed for typhus was delousing powder, tetracycline, and, of course, food.

Pam
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