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Plagues & Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease

Alfred Jay Bollet
Format
Book
Published
New York : Demos, c2004.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Variant Title
Plagues and poxes
ISBN
188879979X (pbk.)
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Table of contents
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 smallpox
  • 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.
Description
xii, 237 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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