An updated edition of this classic text which explores the impact of disease on the great events in history. The most powerful individuals and societies can be brought down by disease, such as plagues, smallpox, AIDS and SARS epidemics.An updated edition of this classic text which explores the impact of disease on the great events in history. The most powerful individuals and societies can be brought down by disease, such as plagues, smallpox, AIDS and SARS epidemics.Read Less
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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good+ copy in Very Good dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. viii, 248 pages Sets out to show how disease ( and the conquest of disease) has frequently changed the course of history, both in its effects on peoples and on individuals.
What if the Black Plague had not happened? Or, what if Tsar Nicholas's son did not have hemophilia? Cartwright does not attempt to answer these questions, but he does an excellent job at describing how the course of civilization did change as a result of disease. From pandemics, to individual madness, to mass hysteria, he recounts how these were turning points in history. This is a very readable book!
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