Murderous contagion : a human history of disease / Mary Dobson.
Publication year: 2015
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
Publisher: London : Quercus,
ISBN: 9781782069430 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: published as Disease. 2007.
Disease is the true serial killer of human history: the horrors of bubonic plague, cholera, syphilis, smallpox, tuberculosis and the like have claimed more lives and caused more misery than the depredations of warfare, famine and natural disasters combined. This text tells the compelling and at times unbearably moving story of the devastating impact of diseases on humankind - from the Black Death of the 14th century to the Spanish flu of 1918-19 and the AIDS epidemic of the modern era.
Original title: Disease
602 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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