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History of Medicine




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Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Paul Slack

June 2021

Very Short Introductions

Throughout history plague has caused some of the greatest periods of hardship for humanity, from the Black Death to the Great Plague of London. This book explores the causes of plague, the presence of plague in art and literature, and the lasting impact of the disease on how people and governments behave when threatened by epidemic crises.

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Jonas Salk: A Life


Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

January 2018

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Public Health: A Very Short Introduction


Virginia Berridge

July 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

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