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Author Grob, Gerald N., 1931-2015
Title The deadly truth : a history of disease in America / Gerald N. Grob
Imprint Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, ò002
book jacket
 Mo  616.0097 G873    AVAILABLE    30550100320892
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  616.0097 G89 2002    AVAILABLE    30500101158056
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  R150 G873 2002    AVAILABLE    30530000773861
Descript x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Notes: p. [277]-338
Includes index
Includes bibliographical references and index
The pre-Columbians -- New diseases in the Americas -- Colonies of sickness -- The promise of enlightened health -- Threats to urban health -- Expanding America, declining health -- Threats of industry -- Stopping the spread of infection -- The discovery of chronic illness -- No final victory
"The Deadly Truth chronicles the complex interactions between disease and the peoples of America from the pre-Columbian world to the present. Grob's ultimate lesson is stark but valuable: there can be no final victory over disease. The world in which we live undergoes constant change, which in turn creates novel risks to human health and life. We conquer particular diseases, but others always arise in their stead. In a powerful challenge to our tendency to see disease as unnatural and its virtual elimination as a real possibility, Grob asserts the undeniable biological persistence of disease."--Jacket
Subject Diseases -- America -- History
Medicine -- America -- History
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