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Plague: A Story of Science, Rivalry, and the Scourge That Won’t Go Away
The Plague can lie dormant for centuries, only to

Our Price: $25.00
By Edward Marriott (au)
Year: 2002
Pages: 302
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-8050-6680-2

Product Code: 1422356523

The Plague can lie dormant for centuries, only to resurface with ferocious power. Reconstructs the summer of 1894, when a diagnosis of plague brought to Hong Kong two scientists in search of its source: Alexandre Yersin & Shibasaburo Kitasato. Re-creates the dramatic events surrounding the discovery of the plague bacterium, skillfully weaving in the pathology of the disease & the mechanics of an epidemic. Explores the persistence of plague: in Surat, India, in 1994, the site of the biggest outbreak of plague in 70 years; & in the U.S. where, since 1900, plague has remained a continuing threat -- particularly in N.Y. City. Addresses the possibility of a new pandemic, one in which plague has become resistant to antibiotics. Photos & illus.

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