Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present / Edition 3by George Childs Kohn
Pub. Date: 09/28/2007
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Revised Edition remains the only comprehensive single-volume
Infectious diseases affect not only our daily lives but often alter or influence the course of history. Despite modern medical advances, the dangers they pose have not gone away. We remain fearful of them and vulnerable to them, yet they continue to fascinate us.
Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Revised Edition remains the only comprehensive single-volume source offering coverage of contagions and epidemics the world over. In more than 700 entries, this A-to-Z reference traces the course of epidemics throughout history, from the Philistine plague of the eleventh century BCE through the South African cholera epidemic of 2000 and 2001. Each entry presents the basic facts about a particular epidemic, including when and where it started, how or why it occurred and spread, and whom it affected, as well as addressing its historical significance.
Further readings accompany each entry, and cross-references, a time line, and subject indexes by disease and geographical area make the information easily accessible. The book is an invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in biology, history, or medicine.
Table of Contents
|Appendix 1||Entries by Disease||389|
|Appendix 2||Geographical List of Entries||398|
|Appendix 3||Timetable of Plague and Pestilence||407|
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