E. FULLER TORREY, M.D. is associate director for research at the Stanley Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and a professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has authored or coauthored eighteen books, including The Invisible Plague: The Rise of Mental Illness from 1750 to the Present.
ROBERT H. YOLKEN, M.D. is the director of the Stanley Laboratory of Developmental Neurovirology and a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. A specialist in infectious diseases, he is the coeditor of the standard textbook, Manual of Clinical Microbiology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments ix Introduction xi 1 The Smallest Passengers on Noah’s Ark 1 2 Heirloom Infections: Microbes before the Advent of Humans 14 3 Humans as Hunters: Animal Origins of Bioterrorism 23 4 Humans as Farmers: Microbes Move into the Home 33 5 Humans as Villagers: Microbes in the Promised Land 48 6 Humans as Traders: Microbes Get Passports 56 7 Humans as Pet Keepers: Microbes Move into the Bedroom 68 8 Humans as Diners: Mad Cows and Sane Chickens 97 9 Microbes from the Modern Food Chain: Lessons from SARS, In?uenza, and Bird Flu 112 10 The Coming Plagues: Lessons from AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Lyme Disease 124 11 A Four-footed View of History 139 Notes 145 Glossary 171 Appendix 173 Index 175