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Deadly Truth A History of Disease in America

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ISBN-10: 0674017579

ISBN-13: 9780674017573

Edition: 2002

Authors: Gerald N. Grob

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The Deadly Truth chronicles the complex interactions between disease and the peoples of America from the pre-Columbian world to the present. Grob's ultimate lesson is stark but valuable: there can be no final victory over disease. The world in which we live undergoes constant change, which in turn creates novel risks to human health and life. We conquer particular diseases, but others always arise in their stead. In a powerful challenge to our tendency to see disease as unnatural and its virtual elimination as a real possibility, Grob asserts the undeniable biological persistence of disease. Diseases ranging from malaria to cancer have shaped the social landscape--sometimes through brief,…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Gerald N. Grob is the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus at Rutgers University.

Preface
Prologue
The Pre-Columbians
New Diseases in the Americas
Colonies of Sickness
The Promise of Enlightened Health
Threats to Urban Health
Expanding America, Declining Health
Threats of Industry
Stopping the Spread of Infection
The Discovery of Chronic Illness
No Final Victory
Notes
Index