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

By Stephen H. Gehlbach

Smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, and polio, anxious illnesses that when beset american citizens, at the moment are mostly, simply unsatisfied historical past. but from our confrontations with those prior plagues come classes that tell today’s struggles to appreciate and therapy difficulties like HIV/AIDS, heart ailment, and Ebola an infection. American Plagues weaves tales of encounters with epidemics over our heritage with classes that reduction our current knowing of future health and affliction.

Doctors and clergy, writers and newsmen, public wellbeing and fitness associations, or even a complete city relate their own reviews with quite a few outbreaks and the methods they have been pointed out, contained, and taken care of. The tales are packed with ambition and accomplishment, jealousy and sadness, public spirit and self-interest, egotism and modesty. a few episodes result in important discoveries. Others have been unproductive. but every one proved instructive and extended our skills to assemble and method details in ways in which enhance drugs and public healthiness today.

American Plagues provides readers insights into the various humans and occasions that make up our wealthy public well-being heritage in addition to talents to raised grab the advanced health and wellbeing info that cascades upon us from the media.

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