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Miasmas

 

according to old ideas (in the “prebacterial” period), noxious emanations, the products of decay, which supposedly cause infectious diseases. Since the 19th century the term “miasmas” has been used only in a figurative sense.

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Not until the Renaissance, in the decades around 1500, was the theory of miasma expanded to include the idea that healthy persons could be infected by touching infected persons or objects contaminated by them with miasma (fomites), the Fracastoro miasmatic-contagionistic theory of cross-infection and epidemic spread (1-6).
A partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, el concepto de miasma incluye la dimension social, fundados en el interes por conocer las condiciones de vida de las clases mas bajas, centrandose en la pobreza como punto de partida para las enfermedades.
Amid the miasma of film-making styles - 24-hour newsreel footage, documentary excerpts, interviews, state-of-the-art visual effects and tour-de-force action scenes -expertly woven by editor Julian Clarke, a heart-breaking morality tale about humanity's intolerance emerges in District 9.
Seria a forma pela qual a forca vital tentaria se desvencilhar de um agente hostil, o miasma agudo ou cronico.
In a sea of primitive scrawlings Jay Burton elevates himself above me cave-painting miasma.
While the horrific melamine miasma isn't a major problem in the U.
The legal process eventually will clear the air on the David McGrath case, but the miasma of political manipulation is apt to linger.
Chapters follow in the redefinition of smoke as pollution in the last decades of the nineteenth century, as anxieties about miasma subsided; the relationship between smoky skies, urban degeneration and eugenics; and London's Great Smog disaster of 1952, as a result of which over 4,000 lives were lost and a shocked British public finally supported policies to clear the air.
The miasma of kicks, punches and fracturing bones might be thrilling if it weren't so implausible.
Este destacado y prolifico escritor peruano ofrece un muy entretenido paseo por el Virreinato del Peru del siglo XVII, recorriendo, en el lenguaje de entonces, personajes caracteristicos y una historia larga mezclada con una dolorosa sesion de varias bocas en un dia en busca del neguijon, miasma bucal de muy dificil captura que provoco las peores catastrofes dentales de entonces.
And yet and yet, every year Wimbledon somehow works its magic, a miasma of sensuality descends over the whole event, clean-limbed youngsters caper vigorously in the evening sun of Eden and I begrudge them nothing.
Once persuaded that the miasma theory was wrong, he took it upon himself to canvass his neighborhood.