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Encyclopedia of plague and pestilence : from ancient times to the present

Author: George C Kohn
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2008.
Series: Facts on File library of world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of 11th century BCE to recent SARS and avian flu scares, this volume provides descriptions of more than 700 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Kohn
ISBN: 9780816069354 0816069352
OCLC Number: 77047802
Description: xiv, 529 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world history.
Responsibility: George Childs Kohn, editor ; [foreword by Mary-Louise Scully].

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