To Chkalovskiy Rayon

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780520222045
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927100 | DOI:
To Chkalovskiy Rayon

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This chapter studies the author's trip to Chkalovskiy rayon in order to start interviewing the families of the outbreak victims, a region which is named after Chkalov, a famous Russian pilot, and describes the locale, from its industrial factories to the arrangement of the houses. From here the discussion shifts to the author's search for the families of Anna Komina and Mikhail Markov, who give some information on the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization, death, and burial of the two victims.

Keywords: Chkalovskiy rayon; interviews; hospitalization; death; burial

Chapter.  4928 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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