Twelve diseases that changed our world

Irwin W. Sherman

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.

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  • Table of Contents 1. The Legacy of Disease: Porphyria and Hemophilia 2. The Irish Potato Blight 3. Cholera 4. Smallpox: the Speckled Monster 5. Bubonic Plague 6. Syphilis: the Great Pox 7. Tuberculosis: the People's Plague 8. Malaria 9. Yellow Fever: the Saffron Scourge 10. The Great Influenza 11. AIDS: the 21st Century Plague Epilogue

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書名 Twelve diseases that changed our world
著作者等 Sherman, Irwin W.
出版元 ASM Press
刊行年月 c2007
ページ数 ix, 219 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781555814663
NCID BA84220444
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国