Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition

Stories of Infectious Disease

Jeanette Farrell

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Updated to include the most recent breakthroughs

First published in 1998, here are the surprisingly fascinating stories of seven diseases that changed the course of human history - updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as:
- the ravages of AIDS in Africa, Asia, and other locations - the bioterror threat posed by smallpox eradication
- a primitive yet effective new measure for fighting cholera in India
- an important new drug to treat malaria
- and more

Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, public health posters, and the like, Invisible Enemies is an intense and intriguing mix of history, biography, and biology.

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Praise for Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition

"Seven infectious diseases (smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS) are covered in this excellent book . . . As exciting as any work of fiction . . . A riveting account." - Starred, School Library Journal
"Superb. The author has an amazing ability to combine exciting storytelling and accurate scientific explanation to captivate students." -- VOYA



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Jeanette Farrell

Jeanette Farrell, as a girl, worked on weekends at a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kentucky founded by her father. After graduating from college, she volunteered for a leprosy relief agency in India. She has recently completed her medical residency in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition
Stories of Infectious Disease
Jeanette Farrell

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374336073
ISBN10: 0374336075
Young Adult Nonfiction
6 x 9 inches, 272 pages, Includes black-and-white illustrations, a preface, glossary, a bibliography, and an index
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$19.99
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