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Disease : the extraordinary stories behind history's deadliest killers

Author: Mary J Dobson
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The compelling and sometimes frightening stories of 30 deadly diseases - and of humanity's efforts to combat them.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary J Dobson
ISBN: 9781847240149 1847240143 9781847243997 1847243991
OCLC Number: 233526848
Description: 255 pages : illustrations, portrait
Contents: Bacterial diseases. Plague ; Leprosy ; Syphilis ; Typhus ; Cholera ; Typhoid ; Tuberculosis ; Puerperal fever ; Encephalitic lethargica --
Parasitic diseases. Malaria ; African trypanosomiasis ; Chagas' disease ; Lymphatic filariasis ; Schistosomiasis ; Hookworm ; Onchocerciasis --
Viral diseases. Smallpox ; Measles ; Yellow fever ; Dengue fever ; Rabies ; Polio ; Influenza ; Ebola ; AIDS ; SARS --
Lifestyle diseases. Scurvy ; Kuru & CJD ; Cancer ; Heart disease.
Responsibility: Mary Dobson.

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This is an amazing book...written in clear and concise chapters and free of scientific jargon...lively and easily understandable essays - Western Daily Press

 
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