Plague's Progress

Plague's Progress : A Social History of Man and Disease

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The Black Death, the Great Plague, leprosy, smallpox: the very names now have a historical - almost a mythological - ring. With our space-age hospitals and wonder drugs, surely we've consigned pestilence to the past! Even AIDS hasn't succeeded in persuading us otherwise...In this shocking, scintillating book, biohistorian Arno Karlen questions this complacent conspiracy, tracing the continuities of contagion from ancient times to the present day. An epic of epidemic, the story is, he says, anything but over: indeed we may well be standing on the brink of disaster.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753814439
  • 9780753814437

About Arno Karlen

Arno Karlen's essays on history, medicine and behavioural science have appeared in many scholarly journals and popular magazines. He is the author of several books, and lives in New York City.show more

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