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World epidemics : a cultural chronology of disease from prehistory to the era of Zika

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2017 [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"In its expanded second edition, this chronology examines the effects of epidemic illness and death on human culture from 2700 BCE to 2017. Entries summarize incidents of contagion across the globe, including symptoms, treatment, prevention and demographics, as well as biographical information on notable people who identified and battled disease"--
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Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.
World epidemics : a cultural chronology of disease from prehistory to the era of Zika.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Incorporated, Publishers, [2017]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN: 9781476631066 1476631069
OCLC Number: 1013541301
Notes: Revised edition of: World epidemics : a cultural chronology of disease from prehistory to the era of SARS. c2003.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The Chronology --
Glossary --
Appendix A: Epidemic Diseases and Sources --
Appendix B: Historic Writings on Disease --
Appendix C: Timeline of Writings on Disease --
Appendix D: Authors of Major Works on Disease --
Selected Bibliography-General Resources --
Bibliography-Resources by Disease.
Responsibility: Mary Ellen Snodgrass.

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