2 edition of great epidemic. found in the catalog.
A. A. Hoehling
|LC Classifications||RC150.1 .H6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||217|
|LC Control Number||61006571|
At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and marked the first /5(62). A national bestseller, the fast-paced and gripping account of the Great Flu Epidemic of from acclaimed science journalist Gina Kolata, now featuring a new epilogue about avian we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated forty million people virtually overnight.4/5(15).
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The strongest weapon against pandemic is the truth. Read why in the definitive account of the Flu Epidemic. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research, The Great Influenza provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon.
As Barry concludes, "The final lesson of Cited by: A national bestseller, the fast-paced and gripping account of the Great Flu Epidemic of from acclaimed science journalist Gina Kolata, now featuring a new epilogue about avian flu.
When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black by: Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of and the Search. The chapters in this book, by acknowledged experts in the history of their periods, look at the ways in which the great epidemic diseases of the past--from classical Athens to the present day--have shaped not only our views of medicine and disease, but the ways in which people have defined the "health" of society in general terms/5(3).
Last month, two books that each shed light on America’s ever-widening opioid epidemic were published: Dopesick, by journalist Beth Macy, which provides a scrupulously reported explanation of the Author: Katy Schneider. (John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza) “A thrilling, important book Anyone who cares about how Avian bird flu or some other future infectious epidemic may occur, and anyone who wants to understand how China works, must read great epidemic.
book book.” (Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life)Cited by: 9. rows This article is a list of epidemics of infectious disease. Widespread and chronic complaints Duration: Human history. The Great Epidemic: When the Spanish Influenza Struck Hardcover – January 1, by A.
(Adolph A.) Hoehling (Author)Author: A. (Adolph A.) Hoehling. Inthe Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated In the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the U.S.
population with it, million Americans would die/5. This book gave me far more than I ever wanted to know about the Great Influenza Epidemic of It begins in September of with the founding of the Johns Hopkins University, with its emphasis on medical research.
It continues with the difficulty in getting doctors and educators to believe that there was a place for research in medicine /5(). Historian John M. Barry is the author of The Great Influenza and Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of and How It Changed America, which received the Francis Parkman Prize for the.
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members, 87 reviews (4 stars) Lists: Helcura (1), John. A world unprepared for the next great threat. even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. this book tells the story of a deadly virus that spun wildly out of control—and reveals the.
Great book about the SARS epidemic, pretty much focused on the investigative work done by health professionals and journalists. A very relevant book forwhen the world is grappling with Covid Highly recommend this book to anyone looking to understand how zoonotic viruses are spread from animals to humans and then humans to other humans/5.
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It depends on your context (general, medical details, historical/social impact, personal stories, photo essays, etc.). My suggestion is to search for " Flu Epidemic" and "Spanish Flu Epidemic" on Amazon's book search page.
You'll get a large. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hoehling, Adolph A. Great epidemic. Boston, Little, Brown [©] (OCoLC) Online version: Hoehling, Adolph A. Bad as they were, none of these epidemics rival the one in “Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of and the Search for the Virus that Caused It” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Book Summary.
An epic history of the deadliest plague in human history - the great flu epidemic ofwhich killed seven times as many people as died in the First World War.
I happened upon this intriguing well-written book after finishing Laurie Garrett's wonderful exploration of the emerging microbiological threat in "The Coming Plague", and was fascinated by what I discovered in this book regarding the specifics of the most famous flu outbreak in modern times, the great world-wide flu epidemic of /5(5).
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Both the mushers and their dogs were .We are on the verge of eradicating polio, a disease that 30 years ago was endemic in countries and that paralyzed or killedpeople a year. And today, nearly 21 million people are receiving life-saving HIV treatment, thanks primarily to the support of the world community.
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This study by Khaled Bloom presents the first complete account of the outbreak and its historical and ecological background.
It is sure to become the definitive work on the last great epidemic of.