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Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future


The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses. Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles. Nearly 300 million people were killed by smallpox in this century alone and the author presents a vivid account of the long campaign to eradicate this lethal killer. Oldstone ...

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Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future
2020, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190056780

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Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future
2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195327311

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