A disease is a particular abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function, that affects part or all of an organism. The causal study of disease is called pathology. Disease is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs.

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Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues
American Murderer
Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus
Child Zero
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Playing the Cards You're Dealt (Scholastic Gold)
Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases
World Made of Glass
How to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons
Aniana del Mar Jumps In
The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease
Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History
Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
Fever 1793
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
The Fault in Our Stars
The Demon in the Freezer
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Plague
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
Year of Wonders
Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Medicine and Literature
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History of Medicine
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Books for a Pandemic
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