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The Resource The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes

The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes

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The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease
Title
The end of plagues
Title remainder
the global battle against infectious disease
Statement of responsibility
John Rhodes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the turn of the twentieth century, smallpox claimed the lives of two million people per year. By 1979, the disease had been eradicated and victory was declared across the globe. Yet the story of smallpox remains the exception, as today a host of deadly contagions, from polio to AIDS, continue to threaten human health around the world. Spanning three centuries, The End of Plagues weaves together the discovery of vaccination, the birth and growth of immunology, and the fight to eradicate the world's most feared diseases. From Edward Jenner's discovery of vaccination in 1796, to the early nineteenth-century foundling voyages in which chains of orphans, vaccinated one by one, were sent to colonies around the globe, to the development of polio vaccines and the stockpiling of smallpox as a biological weapon in the Cold War, world-renown immunologist John Rhodes charts our fight against these plagues, and shows how vaccinations gave humanity the upper hand. Today, aid groups including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization have made the eradication of polio a priority, and Rhodes takes us behind the scenes to witness the hard-fought battles of scientist, philanthropists, volunteers, and more, and how soon we may be celebrating the eradication of a second infectious disease, polio"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Rhodes, John
Dewey number
362.1969/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC114.5
LC item number
.R48 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 K-358
  • WC 11.1
  • WC 11.1
NLM item number
R476e 2013
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  • Virus diseases
  • Virus Diseases
  • Virus Diseases
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Disease Eradication
  • Vaccination
  • Global Health
  • MEDICAL
  • Virus diseases
Label
The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered pages 221-page 226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of the invisible -- Circassian beauties and pioneering women -- The making of Jenner -- Why not try the experiment? -- The fourth achievement -- The foundling voyages -- The teeming humanity of nations -- A great and loud commotion -- Completing the picture -- Germ theory and the birth of immunology -- Victorious weapons against illness and death -- First light on the mystery of infantile paralysis -- Yearning to breathe free -- A great step forward -- Great themes and dirty little secrets -- The war on influenza -- Forged in the crucible of war -- Smallpox in a land of ancient wisdom -- The final defeat of smallpox -- Invisible weapons of war -- Benefits, risks, and fears -- Inspiration in the global village -- A team of many colors -- The milkmaid and the cuckoo
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137381316
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00584195
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
01B75902-C3CC-4925-829A-69D19A7C85AF
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886578273
  • ocn886578273
  • 2411503
Label
The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered pages 221-page 226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of the invisible -- Circassian beauties and pioneering women -- The making of Jenner -- Why not try the experiment? -- The fourth achievement -- The foundling voyages -- The teeming humanity of nations -- A great and loud commotion -- Completing the picture -- Germ theory and the birth of immunology -- Victorious weapons against illness and death -- First light on the mystery of infantile paralysis -- Yearning to breathe free -- A great step forward -- Great themes and dirty little secrets -- The war on influenza -- Forged in the crucible of war -- Smallpox in a land of ancient wisdom -- The final defeat of smallpox -- Invisible weapons of war -- Benefits, risks, and fears -- Inspiration in the global village -- A team of many colors -- The milkmaid and the cuckoo
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137381316
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00584195
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
01B75902-C3CC-4925-829A-69D19A7C85AF
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886578273
  • ocn886578273
  • 2411503

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