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Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

$19.99

$19.99

In this fully revised third edition of the 1998 original, here are the gripping stories of mankind's struggles against the deadliest diseases in human history--including malaria, leprosy, and cholera--updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as the continuing ravages of AIDS around the world, the bioterror threat posed by smallpox eradication, and an all-new chapter on the Ebola crisis. Illustrated with more than fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, public health posters, and the like, Invisible Enemies is an intense and intriguing mix of history, biography, and biology.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250096609
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/01/2020
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Biology, life sciences
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
  • Imprint: Square Fish
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: $19.99
In this fully revised third edition of the 1998 original, here are the gripping stories of mankind's struggles against the deadliest diseases in human history--including malaria, leprosy, and cholera--updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as the continuing ravages of AIDS around the world, the bioterror threat posed by smallpox eradication, and an all-new chapter on the Ebola crisis. Illustrated with more than fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, public health posters, and the like, Invisible Enemies is an intense and intriguing mix of history, biography, and biology.

Author Information

Jeanette Farrell, as a girl, worked on weekends at a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kentucky founded by her father. After graduating from college, she volunteered for a leprosy relief agency in India. She is now a doctor in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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