Barbary Plague The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

ISBN-10: 0375757082

ISBN-13: 9780375757082

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Marilyn Chase
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Description: The veteran Wall Street Journal science reporter Marilyn Chase’s fascinating account of an outbreak of bubonic plague in late Victorian San Francisco is a real-life thriller that resonates in today’s headlines. The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in 1900, at the end of the city’s Gilded Age. With a deep understanding of the effects on public health of politics, race, and geography, Chase shows how one city triumphed over perhaps the most frightening and deadly of all scourges.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

MARILYN CHASE, a longtime reporter for "The Wall Street Journal," covers medical science and health care, currently focusing on infectious-disease outbreaks and bioterrorism. An honors graduate of Stanford University who also holds a master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Chase lives with her family in San Francisco.

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