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Author Issitt, Micah L., author

Title Diseases & epidemics / Micah L. Issitt
Published Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2021]
©2021
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 485 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Opinions throughout history ; [13]
Opinions throughout history ; 13.
Contents 1. The American plague -- 2. The grinning death -- 3. The children's disease -- 4. The Black Death -- 5. The strangling angel of children -- 6. The colonialist disease -- 7. The first vaccine -- 8. Fear of science -- 9. Another childhood menace -- 10. Measles strikes back -- 11. Yellow fever and the mosquito problem -- 12. The riparian plague -- 13. The red rash -- 14. Marsh fever -- 15. The infamous Typhoid Mary -- 16. A non-Spanish flu -- 17. A presidential disease -- 18. America's disease authority -- 19. The global health problem -- 20. The Asian flu -- 21. The Hong Kong flu -- 22. The DTP controversy -- 23. Human immunodeficiency virus : politics and prejudice -- 24. The autism myth -- 25. The first coronavirus -- 26. The bird flu -- 27. Return of the coronavirus -- 28. America in the age of COVID -- 29. Conclusion
Summary Traces the history of some of the most impactful diseases in human history, such as smallpox, measles, the bubonic plague, and HIV, and looks at how these viruses and bacterial plagues affected American politics and culture. The book also explores the rise and the spread of the anti-vaccination and science skepticism movements and their relationship to American and global public health. The history of American diseases and epidemics are compared to the COVID-19 crisis, the deadliest pandemic in modern U.S. history, which has provided a clear example of how governments and the other organs of the state can help or hinder the international goal of stamping out disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Epidemics -- United States -- History -- Sources
Communicable diseases -- United States -- History -- Sources
COVID-19 (Disease) -- United States -- History -- Sources
Communicable diseases.
COVID-19 (Disease)
Epidemics.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781642658453
1642658456
Other Titles Diseases and epidemics