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A fascinating examination of epidemic diseases within a historical context. • Describes the nature and evolution of diseases. • Explains how scientists discovered the causes of infectious diseases and outlines how controls were developed. • Examines the interrelationship between plagues and culture and details the ways this shaped the traditions and institutions of Western civilization. • Highlights current epidemics such as AIDS, cholera, tuberculosis, influenza, West Nile virus, mad cow disease, and others. • Addresses the public’s curiosity with outbreaks and diseases of public health concern.
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Irwin William Sherman (born February 12, 1933) is a biology professor emeritus. He taught at University of California, Riverside for 42 years and retired as executive vice chancellor.
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