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Seasoning, Disease Environment, and Conditions of Exposure

Edited by Daniel Scott Smith

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780226116181
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226116198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.003.0004
Seasoning, Disease Environment, and Conditions of Exposure

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This chapter examines the definition, scope, and functioning of disease environments. It combines both individual- and aggregate-level data and attempts to specify several of the correlates of disease mortality at a fine level of detail. An investigation of the incidence and timing of disease mortality among Union Army enlisted men in companies from New York state is placed in the context of a parallel study of mortality of regiments and other units of army volunteers that were organized in the Empire State.

Keywords: disease mortality; Union Army; enlisted men; army volunteers

Chapter.  10393 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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