Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World

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This book covers the history of twelve important diseases and addresses public health responses and societal upheavals.

● Chronicles the ways disease outbreaks shaped traditions and institutions of Western civilization.

● Explains the effects, causes, and outcomes from past epidemics.

● Describes a dozen diseases to show how disease control either was achieved or failed.

● Makes clear the interrelationship between diseases and history.

● Presents material in a compelling, clear, and jargon-free prose for a wide audience.

● Provides a picture of the best practices for dealing with disease outbreaks.