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Plagues & poxes : the impact of human history on epidemic disease / Alfred Jay Bollet.

Bollet, Alfred J. (Author).
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Location: Fennell STACKS RA649 .B65 2004
Barcode: 0134109310414
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9781888799798 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 188879979X (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xii, 237 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Demos, c2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Dying for a cigar? how about a cigarette?: smoking and epidemic cancer: a story of two presidents and a prince -- 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 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
Subject: Epidemiology > history.
Epidemiology > History.
Disease Outbreaks > history.
Communicable Diseases > history.
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