The plague cycle : the unending war between humanity and infectious disease / Charles Kenny
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Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description
xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
This history of mankind's battles against infectious diseases looks at how epidemics shaped empires and economies and how medical revolutions freed us from these cycles until new threats caused by changes in global trade and climate.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-290) and index.
Contents
Malthus's ultimate weapon -- Civilization and the rise of infection -- Trade merges disease pools -- Pestilence conquers -- The exclusion instinct -- Cleaning up -- Salvation by needle -- It's good to get closer -- The revenge of infection? -- Abusing our best defenses -- Flattening the plague cycle -- Conclusion: Humanity's greatest victory.
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ISBN
9781982165338 (hardcover)
1982165332 (hardcover)
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