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The fourth horseman : a short history of epidemics, plagues, famine and other scourges

Author: Andrew Nikiforuk
Publisher: New York : M. Evans and Co., [1993]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Nikiforuk
ISBN: 0871317214 9780871317216
OCLC Number: 27338741
Notes: Originally published: Toronto, Ont. : Viking, 1991.
Description: xvi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Beasts, germs and the superorganism --
Malaria : the great winnower --
Leprosy : immortal blemish --
Black death : an ecological disaster --
Smallpox conquest : biological imperialism --
Syphilis : venereal liaisons --
Irish famine : a blighted fable --
Tuberculosis : consumptive revolutions --
Influenza : viral waves --
AIDS : faltering defences --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: 4th horseman.
Responsibility: Andrew Nikiforuk.

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