The Resource The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes

The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes

Label
The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease
Title
The end of plagues
Title remainder
the global battle against infectious disease
Statement of responsibility
John Rhodes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the turn of the twentieth century, smallpox claimed the lives of two million people per year. By 1979, the disease had been eradicated and victory was declared across the globe. Yet the story of smallpox remains the exception, as today a host of deadly contagions, from polio to AIDS, continue to threaten human health around the world. Spanning three centuries, The End of Plagues weaves together the discovery of vaccination, the birth and growth of immunology, and the fight to eradicate the world's most feared diseases. From Edward Jenner's discovery of vaccination in 1796, to the early nineteenth-century foundling voyages in which chains of orphans, vaccinated one by one, were sent to colonies around the globe, to the development of polio vaccines and the stockpiling of smallpox as a biological weapon in the Cold War, world-renown immunologist John Rhodes charts our fight against these plagues, and shows how vaccinations gave humanity the upper hand. Today, aid groups including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization have made the eradication of polio a priority, and Rhodes takes us behind the scenes to witness the hard-fought battles of scientist, philanthropists, volunteers, and more, and how soon we may be celebrating the eradication of a second infectious disease, polio"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, John
Dewey number
362.1969/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC114.5
LC item number
.R463 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 K-358
  • WC 11.1
  • WC 11.1
NLM item number
R476e 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virus diseases
  • Virus Diseases
  • Virus Diseases
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Disease Eradication
  • Vaccination
  • World Health
Label
The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-226) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 235 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781137278524
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013007383
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828246110
  • 386802
  • (OCoLC)ocn828246110
  • 386802
Label
The end of plagues : the global battle against infectious disease, John Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-226) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 235 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781137278524
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013007383
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828246110
  • 386802
  • (OCoLC)ocn828246110
  • 386802

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