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Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

About the Book

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

This book tells the story of seven tiny microbes that altered forever the course of human history. Smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera and AIDS have aroused terror wherever thay have appeared, terror that has inspired acts of incredible courage and horrible cruelty. With compassion and an eye for detail, Jeanette Farrell writes of societies in turmoil and of committed searches for cures, of gruesome, misguided treatments and of the triumph of the human spirit. Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons and public health posters, INVISIBLE ENEMIES is an intriguing mix of biology and history with a worldwide scope.

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease
by Jeanette Farrell

  • Publication Date: December 13, 2016
  • Genres: Health, Medicine
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • ISBN-10: 1250057035
  • ISBN-13: 9781250057037