When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America and the Fears They Have Unleashed

When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America and the Fears They Have Unleashed

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The struggle against deadly microbes is endless. Diseases that have plagued human beings since ancient times still exist, new maladies like SARS make their way into the headlines, we are faced with vaccine shortages, and the threat of germ warfare has reemerged as a worldwide threat.

In this riveting account, medical historian Howard Markel takes an eye-opening look at the fragility of the American public health system. He tells the distinctive stories of six epidemics–tuberculosis,… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (January 21, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 4.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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