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The plague cycle : the unending war between humanity and infectious disease / Charles Kenny.

Kenny, Charles, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781982165338
  • ISBN: 1982165332
  • Physical Description: xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-290) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Malthus's ultimate weapon -- Civilization and the rise of infection -- Trade merges disease pools -- Pestilence conquers -- The exclusion instinct -- Cleaning up -- Salvation by needle -- It's good to get closer -- The revenge of infection? -- Abusing our best defenses -- Flattening the plague cycle -- Conclusion: Humanity's greatest victory.
Summary, etc.:
This history of mankind's battles against infectious diseases looks at how epidemics shaped empires and economies and how medical revolutions freed us from these cycles until new threats caused by changes in global trade and climate.
Subject: Epidemics > History.
Communicable diseases > History.
Diseases and history > Sociological aspects.
Communicable diseases.
Genre: History.
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