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The Resource American plagues : lessons from our battles with disease, Stephen H. Gehlbach

American plagues : lessons from our battles with disease, Stephen H. Gehlbach

Label
American plagues : lessons from our battles with disease
Title
American plagues
Title remainder
lessons from our battles with disease
Statement of responsibility
Stephen H. Gehlbach
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, polio... now largely just unhappy history. Yet from our confrontations with these past plagues come lessons. As we struggle to understand and remedy problems like HIV/AIDS, coronary heart disease, and Ebola infection, Gehlbach shows how encounters with epidemics in the past will aid our present understanding of health and disease
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gehlbach, Stephen H
Dewey number
614.4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA650.5
LC item number
.G44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Communicable diseases
Label
American plagues : lessons from our battles with disease, Stephen H. Gehlbach
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Gunpowder and calomel : Benjamin Rush and the malignant yellow fever -- Doctors and ministers : smallpox in Boston, 1721 -- Noddle's Island experiment : Benjamin Waterhouse and vaccination -- Scourge of the middle west : autumnal fever and Daniel Drake -- Improving the numbers : Lemuel Shattuck's report -- Adirondack cure : consumption and Edward Trudeau -- The beginning and the end : epidemic poliomyelitis -- A cancer grows : Edward Murrow and the cigarette -- Searching America's heart : the Framingham study -- A cure for complacency : HIV/AIDS -- Too little, too much : healthcare related infections -- Another kind of plague : measles and misinformation
Control code
1666150
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Updated edition.
Extent
ix, 301 pages ; illustrations, portraits
Isbn
9781442256507
Lccn
2016000169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1666150
  • (OCoLC)934020010
Label
American plagues : lessons from our battles with disease, Stephen H. Gehlbach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Gunpowder and calomel : Benjamin Rush and the malignant yellow fever -- Doctors and ministers : smallpox in Boston, 1721 -- Noddle's Island experiment : Benjamin Waterhouse and vaccination -- Scourge of the middle west : autumnal fever and Daniel Drake -- Improving the numbers : Lemuel Shattuck's report -- Adirondack cure : consumption and Edward Trudeau -- The beginning and the end : epidemic poliomyelitis -- A cancer grows : Edward Murrow and the cigarette -- Searching America's heart : the Framingham study -- A cure for complacency : HIV/AIDS -- Too little, too much : healthcare related infections -- Another kind of plague : measles and misinformation
Control code
1666150
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Updated edition.
Extent
ix, 301 pages ; illustrations, portraits
Isbn
9781442256507
Lccn
2016000169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1666150
  • (OCoLC)934020010

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