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House on Fire The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox

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ISBN-10: 0520274474

ISBN-13: 9780520274471

Edition: 2012

Authors: William H. Foege

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Description:

'House on Fire' tells how Smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was eradicated in a triumph of medicine and public health.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Africa: Identifying the Key Strategy
A Loathsome Disease
A Succession of Mentors
Practicing Public Health in Nigeria
Fire Line around a Virus
Extinguishing Smallpox in a Time of War
India: Meeting the Challenge of Eradication
Under the Rule of Variola
Unwarranted Optimism
A Gorgeous Coalition
Rising Numbers, Refining Strategy
Water on a Burning House
Smallpox Zero
Conclusion
Postscript
Appendix: A Plan in the Event of Smallpox Bioterrorism
Notes
Glossary
Index