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Pandemic survival : it's why you're alive
Pandemic survival : it's why you're alive
Love, Ann, author.
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Publication Information:
Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, [2013]

Physical Description:
122 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived and surviving our current and new pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. "Pandemic Survival" presents in depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we are doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors, this book is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.
General Note:
"Edited by Sue Tate and Samantha Swenson"--Title page verso.

Includes index.
Prevention and cure -- Ancient stories, modern diagnoses -- The Midddle Ages (600-1500): sin and suffering -- The Age of Discovery (1500-1800): sickness ship to shore -- The Industrial Age (1800-1900): prosperity, pollution, and pandemics -- Antibiotics: before and after -- Global village.
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