Invisible Enemies

Stories of Infectious Diseases

Farrell, Jeanette

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Invisible Enemies
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 moreIllustrated 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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 0374336075
Branch Call Number: j 616.9 F245i 2005
Characteristics: 259 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm


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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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These diseases—smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS—have changed the course of human history. Read about what causes them, how they are treated (or not treated), and how breakthroughs have come about, as well as what still needs to be done.


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