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Greenwood Press, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 172 pages
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Diseases have a history, and understanding that history helps us understand how best to treat and control disease today. Today's students are confronted with a panoply of often-frightening illnesses and afflictions--the Biography of Diseases series provides students with the information that they need to understand the origin of various maladies, how they impact contemporary society, and how doctors and diseases researchers from around the world are fighting to devise treatments to alleviate or cure these. This volume, "Rabies," examines that disease that caused fear and panic for centuries because of the horror of dying of rabies and the near certainty of death once one has contracted the disease. And despite the famous vaccine discovered by Louis Pasteur in the 19th centuries, thousands still die of rabies every year in developing countries.

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How One Gets Infected with Rabies
How Is Rabies Diagnosed?
Prevention of Rabies

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PONON DILEEP KUMAR Kumar is an internal medicine physician with several years of experience. He has published more than 90 papers in various peer reviewed scientific journals and presented papers in several medical conferences. Dr Kumar is a peer reviewer for several international medical journals. He is also active in the American College of Physicians, serving in various capacities including judging presentations at the regional and national meetings.

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