Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World (Paperback)

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Covers the history of twelve important diseases and addresses public health responses and societal upheavals.

  • Chronicles the ways disease outbreaks shaped traditions and institutions of Western civilization.
  • Explains the effects, causes, and outcomes from past epidemics.
  • Describes a dozen diseases to show how disease control either was achieved or failed.
  • Makes clear the interrelationship between diseases and history.
  • Presents material in a compelling, clear, and jargon-free prose for a wide audience.
  • Provides a picture of the best practices for dealing with disease outbreaks.

About the Author

Irwin W. Sherman, The Scripps Research Institute, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781555814663
ISBN-10: 1555814662
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication Date: August 21st, 2007
Pages: 219
Language: English