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Twelve diseases that changed our world

Author: Irwin W Sherman
Publisher: Washington, DC : ASM Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Twelve' addresses public health curiosity about diseases of public health concern, exploring the impact of infectious diseases on the shaping of Western civilization, while providing an optimistic view of future control of infectious disease outbreaks.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin W Sherman
ISBN: 9781555814663 1555814662
OCLC Number: 141178241
Description: ix, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The legacy of disease : porphyria and hemophilia --
The Irish potato blight --
Cholera --
Smallpox : the speckled monster --
Bubonic plague --
Syphilis : the great pox --
Tuberculosis : the people's plague --
Malaria --
Yellow fever : the saffron scourge --
The great influenza --
AIDS : the 21st century plague.
Responsibility: Irwin W. Sherman.
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Diseases have significantly shaped the course of the world's history. From the fourteenth-century plague to HIV/AIDS today, diseases have fundamentally altered the shape of society, politics, and  Read more...

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