Download e-book for kindle: American Plagues: Lessons from Our Battles with Disease by Stephen H. Gehlbach

By Stephen H. Gehlbach

ISBN-10: 0810894963

ISBN-13: 9780810894969

ISBN-10: 1442256508

ISBN-13: 9781442256507

Smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, and polio, anxious ailments that after beset americans, at the moment are mostly, simply unsatisfied historical past. but from our confrontations with those previous plagues come classes that tell today’s struggles to appreciate and treatment difficulties like HIV/AIDS, heart ailment, and Ebola an infection. American Plagues weaves tales of encounters with epidemics over our background with classes that reduction our current figuring out of healthiness and affliction.

Doctors and clergy, writers and newsmen, public well-being associations, or even a complete city relate their own stories with quite a few outbreaks and the methods they have been pointed out, contained, and handled. The tales are packed with ambition and accomplishment, jealousy and unhappiness, public spirit and self-interest, egotism and modesty. a few episodes bring about important discoveries. Others have been unproductive. but each one proved instructive and elevated our skills to assemble and procedure details in ways in which increase drugs and public well-being today.

American Plagues provides readers insights into many of the humans and occasions that make up our wealthy public overall healthiness historical past in addition to abilities to raised take hold of the advanced healthiness details that cascades upon us from the media.

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