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The deadly truth : a history of disease in America

Author: Gerald N Grob
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, ©2002.
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"The Deadly Truth chronicles the complex interactions between disease and the peoples of America from the pre-Columbian world to the present. Grob's ultimate lesson is stark but valuable: there can be no final victory over disease. The world in which we live undergoes constant change, which in turn creates novel risks to human health and life. We conquer particular diseases, but others always arise in their stead.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald N Grob
ISBN: 0674008812 9780674008816 0674017579 9780674017573
OCLC Number: 49304885
Notes: Notes: p. [277]-338.
Includes index.
Description: x, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The pre-Columbians --
New diseases in the Americas --
Colonies of sickness --
The promise of enlightened health --
Threats to urban health --
Expanding America, declining health --
Threats of industry --
Stopping the spread of infection --
The discovery of chronic illness --
No final victory.
Responsibility: Gerald N. Grob.
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An erudite, thoroughly researched account of how infectious diseases and chronic illnesses have evolved in America, from pre-Columbian times to the present...A wealth of information for students of Read more...

 
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