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The Deadly Truth

A History of Disease in America

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PAPERBACK

$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674017573

Publication Date: 03/31/2005

Short

368 pages

5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches

World

  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Pre-Columbians
  • 2. New Diseases in the Americas
  • 3. Colonies of Sickness
  • 4. The Promise of Enlightened Health
  • 5. Threats to Urban Health
  • 6. Expanding America, Declining Health
  • 7. Threats of Industry
  • 8. Stopping the Spread of Infection
  • 9. The Discovery of Chronic Illness
  • 10. No Final Victory
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honor Book, 2003 New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award
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