Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Public Health Readings

The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped our History
Like The Great Influenza, a narrative of a disease with historic/scientific implications. Nice easy read, if you're into that sort of thing of course.

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
(Spring 07)
Basically what the title says; describes both successes and failures of government/military and public health/medicine at curbing the pandemic.

New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People
(Spring 07)
Parasites. Guh-ross. The book however offers an informative and sometimes amusing spin on the tales.

Federal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus: Tales of Parasites, People, and Politics
(Spring 07)
Somewhat of a sequel to the above Tapeworm/Grandmothers book, this one brings in some more of the politicking, etc. Focuses a lot on Malaria.


Blogger Sarah said...

holy cannoli, i swear i´d been checking this but somehow missed the updates. good to hear from you, that you´re doing well, etc. i´m saving these to my pen drive so i can actually read them, so next time i get to the internet, i might have a real comment for you. bwah!

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