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Influenza : the hundred-year hunt to cure the deadliest disease in history / Jeremy Brown, MD, MHS.

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  • ISBN: 9781501181245
  • ISBN: 1501181246
  • ISBN: 9781501181252
  • ISBN: 1501181254
  • Physical Description: ix, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Enemas, bloodletting, and whiskey: Treating the flu -- The jolly rant: A history of the virus -- "Something fierce": the Spanish flu of 1918 -- "Am I gonna die?": Round two, and three, and four... -- Resurrecting the flu -- Data, intuition, and other weapons of war -- Your evening flu forecast -- The fault in our stockpiles: Tamiflu and the cure that wasn't there -- The hunt for a flu vaccine -- The business of flu.
Summary, etc.:
"On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure? While influenza is now often thought of as a common and mild disease, it still kills over 30,000 people in the US each year. Dr. Jeremy Brown, currently Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, expounds on the flu's deadly past to solve the mysteries that could protect us from the next outbreak. In Influenza, he talks with leading epidemiologists, policy makers, and the researcher who first sequenced the genetic building blocks of the original 1918 virus to offer both a comprehensive history and a roadmap for understanding what's to come. Dr. Brown digs into the discovery and resurrection of the flu virus in the frozen victims of the 1918 epidemic, as well as the bizarre remedies that once treated the disease, such as whiskey and blood-letting. Influenza also breaks down the current dialogue surrounding the disease, explaining the controversy over vaccinations, antiviral drugs like Tamiflu, and the federal government's role in preparing for pandemic outbreaks. Though 100 years of advancement in medical research and technology have passed since the 1918 disaster, Dr. Brown warns that many of the most vital questions about the flu virus continue to confound even the leading experts. Influenza is an enlightening and unnerving look at a shapeshifting deadly virus that has been around long before people--and warns us that it may be many more years before we are able to conquer it for good"-- Provided by publisher.
"On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
Influenza > United States > Prevention.
Influenza > United States > History.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
Influenza.
Influenza > Prevention.
United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Disease & Health Issues.
HISTORY > Military > World War I.
MEDICAL > Diseases.
Diseases.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues.
Influenza > Prevention > United States.
Influenza > United States > History.
HISTORY / Military / World War I.
MEDICAL / Diseases.
Influenza, Human.
Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919.
Genre: Nonfiction.
History.