Murderous Contagion (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
608
Utgivningsdatum
2015-03-05
Förlag
Quercus Publishing
Illustratör/Fotograf
Colour plate section
Illustrationer
Colour plate section
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 26 mm
Vikt
364 g
ISBN
9781782069430
Murderous Contagion (häftad)

Murderous Contagion

A Human History of Disease

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Disease is the true serial killer of human history: the horrors of bubonic plague, cholera, syphilis, smallpox, tuberculosis and the like have claimed more lives and caused more misery than the depredations of warfare, famine and natural disasters combined. Murderous Contagion tells the compelling and at times unbearably moving story of the devastating impact of diseases on humankind - from the Black Death of the 14th century to the Spanish flu of 1918-19 and the AIDS epidemic of the modern era. In this book Mary Dobson also relates the endeavours of physicians and scientists to understand and identify the causes of diseases and find ways of preventing them. This is a timely and revelatory work of popular history by a writer whose knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, her subject shines through her every word.
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Mary Dobson is an historian of medicine and an expert in the history of tropical and infectious diseases. She is the author of numerous books and articles ranging from academic titles to popular science and history, including Disease: The Extraordinary Stories Behind History's Deadliest Killers (Quercus). She has held a number of prestigious Research Fellowships and was Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.