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Epidemics : the story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases

Author: Phillips H
Publisher: Athens [Ohio] : Ohio University Press, 2012.
Series: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on five devastating diseases between 1713 and today - smallpox, bubonic plague, "Spanish influenza," polio, and HIV/AIDS, this book probes their origins, their catastrophic courses, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips. H., 1949-
Epidemics.
Athens [Ohio] : Ohio University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)949661349
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillips H
ISBN: 9780821420287 0821420283 9780821444429 0821444425
OCLC Number: 792881736
Notes: "First published as Plague, pox and pandemics by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd in 2012."
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Smallpox, 1713/1893: 'There are no people left, only stones' --
Plague, 1901/1907: 'The dreaded disorder' --
Spanish flu, 1918/1919: 'It threatens the existence of the entire race' --
Poliomyelitis, 1918/1963: 'The middle-class plague' --
HIV/AIDS, 1982/ : 'A catastrophe in slow motion' --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Other Titles: Plague, pox and pandemics
Story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases
Responsibility: Howard Phillips.

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