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AnthraxThe Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak$
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Jeanne Guillemin

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222045

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222045.001.0001

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Public Health and Private Pain

Public Health and Private Pain

(p.110) 11 Public Health and Private Pain

Jeanne Guillemin

University of California Press

This chapter provides a detailed account of the first days of the outbreak, revealing the bureaucratic responses of the public health service, and shows that the earliest cases of the outbreak originated from Hospital 20, which was located in the southeast section of Chkalovskiy. It notes that it was the autopsy of the third case, where massive internal hemorrhaging was found, which sounded the alarm, and then studies the “military approach” to the disease and its three goals. The interview with Dr. Arensky reveals that a public health response to the 1979 outbreak was already in place when the Moscow visitors arrived. The chapter then relates the search for the births, marriages, and deaths registers in the three different levels of the local bureaucracy.

Keywords:   public health service, bureaucratic responses, earliest cases, military approach, public health response

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