A History of Infectious Diseases and the Microbial World
In keeping with the goal of this series, "A History of Infectious Diseases and the Microbial World" provides a broad introductory overview of the history of major infectious diseases, including their impact on different populations, the recognition of specific causative agents, and the development of methods used to prevent, control, and treat them. By stressing the major...more
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Praeger Publishers
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Finished - finally! I've been reading the book off and on for about 5 months, and I was really excited when I first started it. There is a lot of great information here, and I feel that even people with a knowledge of medicine and the history of medicine would get something out of it. The thing that hampered my reading, and made this a very difficult to get through, was the non-linear way in which was written. What I mean is the chapter aren't chronological (then - now), they are written by dise...more