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Typhoid fever
Ray, Kurt.
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Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2002]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
What is typhoid fever? -- Centuries of disease -- The story of Typhoid Mary -- The search for the cure -- A future without typhoid?
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.2 2.0 67535.
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RA644.T8 R39 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Typhoid fever is a disease that has touched American history since it was brought to the continent by the Spanish in the fifteen century. This book explores where this disease has had a far-reaching impact, including in the Jamestown settlement, during the American Civil War, and in industrialized Chicago and New York City. This is a fascinating book that examines both the scientific and human side of the disease.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Holly Cefrey's Syphilis and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Gr. 5-8. The Epidemics series introduces diseases from current as well as historical perspectives. Syphilisdiscusses the European syphilis epidemic that began in 1493, early treatments, and the twentieth-century discoveries of the cause of syphilis and its cure. On a more practical level, the book briefly but clearly describes and presents the symptoms of syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases, encouraging readers who are sexually active to be tested for them. Typhoid Fevertells of outbreaks in seventeenth-century Jamestown and nineteenth-century Chicago and relates the story of Typhoid Mary. The search for the disease's cause and its cure follow historical developments in germ theory, vaccination, and antibiotics. The books include clearly reproduced period photos, paintings, and artifacts, as well as sidebars carrying information on topics such as the Tuskegee study on syphilis and tips for travelers on how to avoid contracting typhoid fever. Each succinct, attractive presentation ends with a glossary, bibliography, and sources of further information in the U.S and Canada. Carolyn Phelan.

Table of Contents

What is typhoid fever?
Centuries of disease
The story of Typhoid Mary
The search for the cure
A future without typhoid?