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The Resource Get well soon : history's worst plagues and the heroes who fought them, Jennifer Wright

Get well soon : history's worst plagues and the heroes who fought them, Jennifer Wright

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Get well soon : history's worst plagues and the heroes who fought them
Title
Get well soon
Title remainder
history's worst plagues and the heroes who fought them
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A humorous book about history's worst plagues from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio and the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in France, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced herself to her death six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had died from the mysterious dancing plague. In late-nineteenth-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure. And in turn-of-the-century New York, an Irish cook caused two lethal outbreaks of typhoid fever, a case that transformed her into the notorious Typhoid Mary and led to historic medical breakthroughs. Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the plagues they've suffered from. Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues in human history, as well as stories of the heroic figures who fought to ease their suffering. With her signature mix of in-depth research and upbeat storytelling, and not a little dark humor, Jennifer Wright explores history's most gripping and deadly outbreaks."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA649
LC item number
.W75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Get well soon : history's worst plagues and the heroes who fought them, Jennifer Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antonine Plague -- Bubonic Plague -- Dancing Plague -- Smallpox -- Syphilis -- Tuberculosis -- Cholera -- Leprosy -- Typhoid -- Spanish Flu -- Encephalitis Lethargica -- Lobotomies -- Polio -- Epilogue
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781627797467
Lccn
2016029515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn959372466
Label
Get well soon : history's worst plagues and the heroes who fought them, Jennifer Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antonine Plague -- Bubonic Plague -- Dancing Plague -- Smallpox -- Syphilis -- Tuberculosis -- Cholera -- Leprosy -- Typhoid -- Spanish Flu -- Encephalitis Lethargica -- Lobotomies -- Polio -- Epilogue
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781627797467
Lccn
2016029515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn959372466

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