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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
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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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0003
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chapter
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2. Smallpox 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 appears.” The most widespread description of the disease, which influenced clinical care into the seventeenth century, comes from the tenth century, when Rhazes, a Persian doctor based in Baghdad, wrote A Treatise on the Small-Pox and Measles . Evidence from China,
9. Turning the tables

9. Turning the tables  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0010
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9780198811718
9. Turning the tables It is curiously paradoxical that the prevention of several virus infections was achieved long before anyone knew of the existence of viruses or of the immune responses required to prevent infection. Whereas viruses were first recognized in the 1930s, over 100 years before this Edward Jenner (1749–1823) succeeded in vaccinating against smallpox, the biggest killer virus of all time.
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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0003
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3. Big impacts: the Black Death
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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6. Enduring images
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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7. The lessons of histories
Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Plague: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Slack

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

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