Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

by Jeanette Farrell

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Overview

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease by Jeanette Farrell

Updated to include the most recent breakthroughs

First published in 1998, here are the surprisingly fascinating stories of seven diseases that changed the course of human history - updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as:

- the ravages of AIDS in Africa, Asia, and other locations - the bioterror threat posed by smallpox eradication

- a primitive yet effective new measure for fighting cholera in India

- an important new drug to treat malaria

- and more

Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, public health posters, and the like, Invisible Enemies is an intense and intriguing mix of history, biography, and biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374336073
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/12/2005
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jeanette Farrell, as a girl, worked on weekends at a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kentucky founded by her father. After graduating from college, she volunteered for a leprosy relief agency in India. She has recently completed her medical residency in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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