Our Debt to Disease: Cultural and Genetic Consequences of Epidemic Infectious Diseases

Our Debt to Disease: Cultural and Genetic Consequences of Epidemic Infectious Diseases

by David Clark
     
 

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This Element is an excerpt from Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (9780137019960) by David P. Clark. Available in print and digital formats.

Is there a "good" side to

Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

This Element is an excerpt from Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (9780137019960) by David P. Clark. Available in print and digital formats.

Is there a "good" side to epidemics? It all depends on how you look at it . . . .

The way epidemics have intervened in history shows that disease is not uniformly negative. An epidemic's long-term outcome may be quite complex. Whether we regard any particular outcome as "good" or "bad" depends partly on whose side we are on and partly on the relative weight we give to short-term versus long-term effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131388369
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
10
File size:
227 KB

Meet the Author

David P. Clark is Professor in the Microbiology Department at Southern Illinois University. He has published 70+ articles in scientific journals, and is author of several college textbooks, including Brock Biology of Microorganisms, now in its 12th edition,   Molecular Biology Made Simple and Fun, now in its Third Edition, Molecular Biology: Understanding the Genetic Revolution, and Biotechnology: Applying the Genetic Revolution. Clark earned his Ph.D. from Bristol University in 1977. His research has focused on antibiotic resistance and the genetics and regulation of bacterial fermentation.

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