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Plague-busters! : medicine's battles with history's deadliest diseases  Cover Image Book Book

Plague-busters! : medicine's battles with history's deadliest diseases / Lindsey Fitzharris and Adrian Teal ; illustrated by Adrian Teal.

Fitzharris, Lindsey, 1982- (author.). Teal, Adrian, (author,, illustrator.).


"This book delves into several illnesses that have infected humans and affected civilizations. Each chapter explores the history of a specific disease, detailing the symptoms, cures, and medical breakthroughs that it spawned"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781547606030
  • ISBN: 1547606037
  • Physical Description: 150 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Children's Books, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Plague, or the black death -- Smallpox, or the speckled monster -- Rabies, or hydrophobia -- Tuberculosis, or consumption -- Cholera, or the blue death -- Scurvy, or the plague of the sea -- Afterword: a "Nobel" pursuit.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 4-6 Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Subject: Plague > History > Juvenile literature.
Epidemics > History > Juvenile literature.
Diseases and history > Juvenile literature.
Diseases > Juvenile literature.
Plague > History.
Smallpox > History.
Rabies > History.
Tuberculosis > History.
Cholera > History.
Epidemics > History.
Diseases and history.
Peste > Histoire > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Épidémies > Histoire > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Maladies et histoire > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Maladies > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine.
Diseases and history.
Plague > History > Juvenile literature.
Smallpox > Juvenile literature.
Rabies > Juvenile literature.
Tuberculosis > Juvenile literature.
Cholera > Juvenile literature.
Scurvy > Juvenile literature.
Epidemics > Juvenile literature.
History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Documents d'information.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library J 614.5 FIT (Text) 000174236 Children's Library -- New Available -

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