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The greatest killer : smallpox in history, with a new introduction

The greatest killer : smallpox in history, with a new introduction

Author: Donald R Hopkins
Publisher: Chicago [Illinois] ; London [England] : The University of Chicago Press, 2002 ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Once known as the "great fire" or "spotted death," smallpox has been rivaled only by plague as a source of supreme terror. Although naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated in 1977, recent terrorist attacks in the United States have raised the possibility that someone might craft a deadly biological weapon from stocks of the virus that remain in known or perhaps unknown laboratories. In The Greatest Killer,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hopkins, Donald R.
Greatest killer.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002023950
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Hopkins
ISBN: 9780226189529 022618952X
OCLC Number: 903963260
Notes: Originally published as Princes and peasants : smallpox in history / Donald R. Hopkins ; with a foreword by George I. Lythcott. 1983
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 380 pages ) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Illustrations --
Introduction-January 2002 --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Variola Rex --
2. The Most Terrible of All the Ministers of Death --
3. Heavenly Flowers --
4. Kiss of the Goddess --
5. The Spotted Death --
6. The Great Fire --
7. A Destroying Angel --
8. Erythrotherapy and Eradication --
Chronology --
Notes --
Bibliographical Note --
References --
Other Titles: Princes and peasants
Responsibility: Donald R. Hopkins


In "The greatest killer" Donald R. Hopkins provides a historical account of smallpox beginning with its origins 10,000 years ago in Africa or Asia and tracing its spread through the ancient and  Read more...


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"This book tells the terrible history of smallpox, a saga that has new relevance given the awful possibility that someone might unleash the disease once again. It is a superb book." - former Read more...

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