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Rabid : a cultural history of the world's most diabolical virus

Author: Bill Wasik; Monica Murphy
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2012.
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Charts the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies, documenting how before its vaccine the disease caused fatal brain infections and sparked the creations of monsters, including werewolves, vampires and zombies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Wasik; Monica Murphy
ISBN: 9780670023738 0670023736
OCLC Number: 759911217
Description: x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Looking the devil in the eye --
In the beginning --
The middle rages --
A virus with teeth? --
Canicide --
King Louis --
The zoonotic century --
The survivors --
Island of the mad dogs --
The devil, leashed.
Responsibility: Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy.

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Charts the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies, documenting how before its vaccine the disease caused fatal brain infections and sparked the creations of monsters, including werewolves, vampires and zombies.

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