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Twelve Diseases: That Changed Our World

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Twelve Diseases: That Changed Our World

Irwin W. Sherman

ISBN: 978-1-555-81466-3 August 2007 232 Pages

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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.

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

· 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