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Invisible Enemies

Stories of Infectious Diseases
Farrell, Jeanette (Book - 2005 )
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Updated to include the most recent breakthroughs First published in 1998, here are the surprisingly fascinating stories of seven diseases that changed the course of human history - updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as: - the ravages of AIDS in Africa, Asia, and other locations - the bioterror threat posed by smallpox eradication - a primitive yet effective new measure for fighting cholera in India - an important new drug to treat malaria - and more Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, public health posters, and the like, Invisible Enemies is an intense and intriguing mix of history, biography, and biology.
Authors: Farrell, Jeanette
Title: Invisible enemies
stories of infectious diseases
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: 259 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeanette Farrell
Contents: Introduction: Attack of the tiny giants
Smallpox: Of scars, scabs, orphans, and spotty cows
Leprosy: Misnamed, misunderstood
Plague: From prairie dogs to people
Tuberculosis: The return of the slow killer
Malaria: The unbeatable team of parasite and mosquito
Cholera: Death from the town pump
AIDS: A plague is born
ISBN: 0374336075
Branch Call Number: j 616.9 F245i 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Communicable diseases History Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Communicable diseases
LCCN: 2004057668
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A fascinating look at seven diseases that have changed the course of human history, including myths about causes, symptoms, and personal stories of people impacted by the disease.


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