Compassionate and arresting, this exploration of three major diseases that have changed the course of history — the bubonic plague, smallpox, and AIDS — chronicles their fearsome death toll, their lasting social, economic, and political implications, and how medical knowledge and treatments have advanced as a result of the crises they have occasioned.
Praise for When Plague Strikes
"A book that would serve well for reports, but it is also a fascinating read." — School Library Journal
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