The power of plagues

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ASM Press, 2006 - Communicable diseases - 431 pages
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Offers an examination of epidemic diseases within a historical context. This volume presents the science of plagues in an understandable and accessible manner, describing the nature and evolution of diseases and conveying their significance in shaping Western culture and civilization. Chapters present individual, independent plague stories complemented by relevant and historical illustrations. Contemporary and emerging diseases are comprehensively detailed.

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