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Plague!: Epidemics and Scourges Through the…

Plague!: Epidemics and Scourges Through the Ages (The Sickening History of…

by John Farndon

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 151241557X, Library Binding)

History is filled with stories of outbreaks of horrible diseasesfrom malaria and smallpox to the Black Death and cholera. This book explores some of the most gruesome ailments. Readers will be enthralled by the history and science of terrible plagues and the bacteria, bugs, bad hygiene, and rats responsible.

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Being sick is horrible. But it used to be worse. Inside this book, you'll see evidence of the plagues of the past{u2014}rotting skin, dissolving lungs, and sinister swelling all over the body. Diseases like the Black Death wiped out whole towns and villages. Tuberculosis consumed young people like a bloodsucking vampire. And Smallpox left its victims scarred for life{u2014}if they survived. At the time, no one knew where these killer diseases came from or how to treat them. But eventually doctors discovered how these diseases and others were spread. Being sick isn't quite as sickening as it was in the past!… (more)

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