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 now works as a doctor in Seattle, Washington, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is the author of Invisible Allies and Invisible Enemies.
In this fully revised third edition of the 1998 original, here are the gripping stories of mankind's struggles against deadliest diseases in human history—including malaria, leprosy and cholera—updated to reflect new medical and social developments.