Landscapes of Disease: Malaria in Modern Greece

February 28, 2018

The latest volume in the CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine series is "Landscapes of Disease: Malaria in Modern Greece" by Katerina Gardikas, associate professor at the Department of History at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Malaria has existed in Greece since prehistoric times. Its prevalence fluctuated depending on climatic, socioeconomic and political changes. The book focuses on the factors that contributed to the spreading of the disease in the years between independent statehood in 1830 and the elimination of malaria in the 1970s.