Humanities in Medicine Lecture
Lunch provided at noon. Talk begins at 12:10 pm.
Professor Packard’s talk addresses the failure of recent efforts to control Dengue fever by exploring the attempts by government authorities in two very different cities, Singapore and Delhi, to control the urban spaces that provide a home for the Aedes mosquitoes and a breeding ground for recurrent dengue epidemics.
Randall M. Packard, PhD is a specialist on the social history of health and disease in Africa and in the history of international health. His newest book, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples, will be published in the summer of 2016. His current project is a book on the history of dengue fever.