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Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction  

Christian W. McMillen

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.001.0001
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9780199340071
A Very Short Introduction
2. Smallpox

2. Smallpox  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199340071
2. Smallpox bce and so memorably described by Thucydides, was caused by smallpox. It has killed hundreds of millions of people. The earliest and clearest description of smallpox comes from the fourth-century Chinese alchemist Ho Kung, who wrote in what he called Chou-hou pei-tsi fag (Prescriptions for emergencies), “Recently there have been persons suffering from epidemic sores which attack the head, face and trunk. In a short time these sores spread all over the body. They have the appearance of hot boils containing some white matter. While some of these pustules are drying up a fresh crop
3. Big impacts: the Black Death

3. Big impacts: the Black Death  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0003
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7. The lessons of histories

7. The lessons of histories  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0007
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6. Enduring images

6. Enduring images  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0006
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Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Plague: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.001.0001
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book
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9780199589548
A Very Short Introduction

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