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Published: 02 November 2009

400 Pages | 60 illus.

5 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195327311

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Viruses, Plagues, and History

Past, Present and Future

Revised and Expanded Edition

Michael B. A. Oldstone, M.D.

Viruses, Plagues, and History paints a sweeping portrait of humanity's long-standing conflict with our unseen viral enemies. Oldstone's book is a vivid history of a fascinating field, and a highly reliable dispatch from an eminent researcher on the front line of this ongoing campaign. For this revised edition, Oldstone includes discussions of new viruses like SARS, bird flu, virally caused cancers, chronic wasting disease, and West Nile, and fully updates the original text with new findings on particular viruses.


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