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By Philip D. Curtin

From the start of ecu exchange and conquest out of the country, Europeans have recognized they died from the impact of the unusual "climate." Later, they got here to appreciate that it used to be affliction, now not weather, that killed, however the truth remained that each buying and selling voyage, each army excursion past Europe, had its cost in ecu lives misplaced. For ecu infantrymen within the tropics before everything of the 19th century, this further price in deaths from disease--the "relocation cost"--meant a dying expense at the least two times that of squaddies who stayed domestic. This e-book is in part a statistical exposition of the altering loss of life premiums of eu Algeria, the British West Indies, and southern India--by reason behind demise from disease--set opposed to the related figures if you stayed at domestic in France or nice Britain. approximately two-thirds of the e-book is dedicated to a dialogue of what Europeans on the time considered the prospective factors of relocation charges and what they did to treatment them in real clinical perform within the colonies.

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