Seminar: Agricultural Revolution, Demographic Change or Medical Modernization? The Disappearance of Malaria from Denmark
Malaria is regarded as an old and very common disease in in northern Europe that began to decline in the 19th century and disappeared only in the mid-20th century. The disappearance of malaria is still a conundrum, where multiple theories have been put forth, without having been properly discussed in relation to each other.
In "Agricultural Revolution, Demographic Change or Medical Modernization? The Disappearance of Malaria from Denmark" Ingholt et al. examine the disappearance of malaria from 19th century Denmark using qualitative descriptions from the early 19th century and statistical modelling of the late 19th century period. Descriptions of malaria were absent from Danish medical records between 1815 and 1825, suggesting that an epidemiological change had taken place by then.
On Wednesday November 30th, Mathias Mølbak Ingholt will present his research on the disappearance of malaria from 19th century Denmark at Uppsala Higher Seminars in Agrarian History. The seminar will take place at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences from 2 to 4 pm. The presentation will be in English.