Flu: A Social History of Influenza

Flu: A Social History of Influenza

by Tom Quinn
     
 

This fascinating book explores the havoc caused by the world's most deadly virus - and the destruction left behind in its wake.See more details below

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This fascinating book explores the havoc caused by the world's most deadly virus - and the destruction left behind in its wake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845379414
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction The Barbarian at the Gate 13 Ch. 1 Viruses - What Are They and How Do They Work? 21 Ch. 2 The Age of Superstition - From Ancient Times to the 17th Century 39 Ch. 3 The Age of Reason - The 18th Century 59 Ch. 4 A Shrinking World - The 19th Century 85 Ch. 5 The World's Worst Pandemic - The 'Spanish' Flu of 1918 123 Ch. 6 The Aftermath 147 Ch. 7 The Mutant Enemy - Asian Flu (1957) and Hong Kong Flu (1968) 161 Ch. 8 Jumping the Species Barrier - Avian Flu 173 Ch. 9 Finding a Cure 193 Glossary 206 Bibliography 209 Index 216 Picture credits 224

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