Spores, Plagues and History: The Story of Anthrax

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Chris Holmes, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 227 pages
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Spores, Plagues and History follows the trail of anthrax from prebibical times to the present. A highly readable, authoritative perspective of the role infectious agents have played in world history.
  

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Contents

An Act of Terror
1
Spores Hoaxes and the Hunt for the Terrorist
11
The View from the Petri Dish
23
Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt
31
The Plague of Athens 430 B C 37
63
The Industrial Revolution Public Health and Woolsorters Disease Part I
77
Woolsorters Disease Part II
87
Koch
97
WWII and the Japanese Unit at Ping Fan
141
Americas Biological Weapons Program
153
Biopreparat
167
Accident at Sverdlovsk April 1979
181
Saddam
191
Are we prepared for the Next One?
203
Final Thoughts
213
Selected Bibliography
217

Pasteur Ill Chapter 12 The Dawn of Biological Weapons
127

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About the author (2003)

Dr. Chris Holmes is a medical epidemiologist with a life-long interest in the History of Medicine. Spores, Plagurs and History: The Story of Anthrax is the only known publication about the history of the disease. Dr. Holme's previous book, The Medusa Strain, is a novel about anthrax bioterrorism and is also available through Durban House.

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