Twelve Diseases: That Changed Our World / Edition 1

Twelve Diseases: That Changed Our World / Edition 1

by Irwin W. Sherman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555814662

ISBN-13: 9781555814663

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: ASM Press

Covers the history of twelve important diseases and addresses public health responses and societal upheavals.

  • Chronicles the ways disease outbreaks shaped traditions and institutions of Western civilization.
  • Explains the effects, causes, and outcomes from past epidemics.
  • Describes a dozen diseases to show how disease control either

Overview

Covers the history of twelve important diseases and addresses public health responses and societal upheavals.

  • Chronicles the ways disease outbreaks shaped traditions and institutions of Western civilization.
  • Explains the effects, causes, and outcomes from past epidemics.
  • Describes a dozen diseases to show how disease control either was achieved or failed.
  • Makes clear the interrelationship between diseases and history.
  • Presents material in a compelling, clear, and jargon-free prose for a wide audience.
  • Provides a picture of the best practices for dealing with disease outbreaks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555814663
Publisher:
ASM Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
377,781
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Legacy of Disease: Porphyria and Hemophilia

2. The Irish Potato Blight

3. Cholera

4. Smallpox: the Speckled Monster

5. Bubonic Plague

6. Syphilis: the Great Pox

7. Tuberculosis: the People’s Plague

8. Malaria

9. Yellow Fever: the Saffron Scourge

10. The Great Influenza

11. AIDS: the 21st Century Plague

Epilogue

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