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Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition

Stories of Infectious Disease

Jeanette Farrell

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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.
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


"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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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.
  • Jeanette Farrell
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Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition

Stories of Infectious Disease

Jeanette Farrell

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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