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Title:
Plagues & poxes : the impact of human history on epidemic disease
Author:
Bollet, Alfred J.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Demos, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Bubonic plague: the prototype of pandemic disasters -- The "little flies" that brought death, part 1: malaria or 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? -- 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 -- 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.

Bubonic plague -- The little flies that brought death: malaria -- The little flies that brought death: yellow fever -- The great pox: syphilis -- The smallpox -- Safe water and unsafe water: epidemic cholera -- President Wilson and the Blitzkatarrh: the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 -- The rise and fall of epidemic poliomyelitis (or, why did Franklin Delano.

Roosevelt get infantile paralysis as an adult?) -- Beriberi: an epidemic that affected rice-eaters -- The three M's produce the four D's: the epidemics of pellagra -- The purpura nautica: epidemic scurvy -- Dying for a cigar? how about a cigarette?: smoking and epidemic cancer: a story of two presidents and a prince -- Dying for a cigar? how about a cigarette?: the death of President Harding: poisoning or the.

start of an epidemic? -- Rickets -- Gout -- The most feared induced diseases: anthrax and botulism.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003011450.html
ISBN:
9781888799798
Format :
Book

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