Rats, Lice and History
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Description: The classic chronicle of the impact disease and plagues have had on history and society over the past half-millennium. Intriguingly fascinating and entertaining reading for anyone who is interested in how society copes with catastrophe and pain. Relevant today in face of the worldwide medical calamity of AIDS. Continuously in print since its first publication in 1934, with over 75 printings.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction to the Transaction Edition|
|In the nature of an explanation and an apology|
|Being a discussion of the relationship between science and art|
|Leading up to the definition of bacteria and other parasites, and digressing briefly into the question of the origin of life|
|On parasitism in general, and on the necessity of considering the changing nature of infectious diseases in the historical study of epidemics|
|Being a continuation of Chapter IV, but dealing more particularly with so-called new diseases and with some that have disappeared|
|Diseases of the ancient world: a consideration of the epidemic diseases which afflicted the ancient world|
|A continuation of the consideration of diseases of the ancients, with particular attention to epidemics and the fall of Rome|
|On the influence of epidemic diseases on political and military history, and on the relative unimportance of generals|
|On the louse: we are now ready to consider the environment which has helped to form the character of our subject|
|More about the louse: the need for this chapter will be apparent to those who have entered into the spirit of this biography|
|Much about rats - a little about mice|
|We are at last arriving at the point at which we can approach the subject of this biography directly|
|In which we consider the birth, childhood, and adolescence of typhus|
|In which we follow the earliest epidemic exploits of our disease|
|Young manhood: the period of early vigor and wild oats|
|Appraisal of a contemporary and prospects of future education and discipline|