Plagues and Poxes The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease

ISBN-10: 188879979X

ISBN-13: 9781888799798

Edition: 2nd 2004

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Unintentional Causes of Epidemic Diseases The Impact of Human History on Disease
Infectious Diseases
Bubonic Plague: The Prototype of Pandemic Disasters
The "Little Flies" that Brought Death, Part 1: Malaria of the Burning Ague
The "Little Flies" that Brought Death, Part 2: Yellow Fever
Syphilis: The Great Pox
The Small Pox
Cholera and The Worldwide Plagues of the Nineteenth Century
The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919: President Woodrow Wilson and the Blitzkatarrh
Poliomyelitis: Why Did Franklin Delano Roosevelt Get Infantile Paralysis As An Adult?
Noninfectious Diseases
Beriberi: An Epidemic Affecting Rice-Eaters
The Pellagra Epidemics: The Three M's Produce The Four D's
Scurvy: The Purpura Nautica
Rickets: The English Disease
Gout: The Disease of Good Living
Intentionally Induced and Newly Emerging Diseases
Anthrax: From Woolsorter's Disease to Terrorism
Botulism: From Bad Food to Terrorism
The SARS Epidemic: A New Disease Retraces the Experience with Older Diseases
Index
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