Plagues in World History, Paperback / softback Book

Plagues in World History Paperback / softback

Part of the Exploring World History series

Description

Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS.

John Aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes.

Our ability to alter disease, even without modern medical treatments, is even more crucial lesson now that AIDS, swine flu, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and other seemingly incurable illnesses have raged worldwide.

The author's comparative analysis of how different societies have responded in the past to disease illuminates what cultural approaches have been and may continue to be most effective in combating the plagues of today.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 5 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780742557062

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