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Viral pandemics : from smallpox to COVID-19 / Rae-Ellen W. Kavey and Allison B. Kavey.

Author/Creator:
Kavey, Rae-Ellen W. author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
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Book
1 online resource (xiii, 374 pages) : color illustrations, maps
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Subjects:
Communicable diseases -- History.
Virus diseases -- History.
Epidemics -- History.
Medical subjects:
Communicable Diseases -- history.
Virus Diseases -- history.
Epidemics -- history.
Biography/History:
Rae-Ellen W. Kavey, MD, MPH is a pediatric cardiologist and public health practitioner with a career-long commitment to traditional medicine and to a public health approach to prevention of heart disease beginning in childhood. While at the National Institutes of Health, she directed development of the current national guidelines for pediatric cardiovascular health. Author of more than a hundred articles and four book chapters, she is currently a consultant to the NIH Pediatric Heart Network, an instructor in the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an adjunct professor in the Department of History at the CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she has been teaching the epidemiology of epidemics to undergraduates. Allison B. Kavey, MD, MPH is a professor of history at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Centre. She specializes in early modern history of natural philosophy and has written on alchemy and books of secrets, as well as Agrippa von Nettesheim's Three Books of Occult Philosophy. She has taught extensively in the history of medicine and written on the history of anatomy, most recently relating to Shelley's Frankenstein. She holds a doctorate in the history of medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Contents:
Chapter 1. A Brief Introduction to Virology
PREVENTING THE UNKNOWN
Chapter 2. The Smallpox Story: Gone but Not Forgotten.
Chapter 3. Yellow Fever: The Jungle Story
FIGHTING THE INVISIBLE
Chapter 4. The Great Influenza: A Virus for All Time
Chapter 5. Polio: The Plague of Summer.
JUMPING ACROSS: ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE
Chapter 6. HIV & AIDS: The Never Ending Story
Chapter 7. Out of Nowhere: West Nile Virus/ SARS/ Zika/ EBOLA
Chapter 8: A WAY FORWARD
Chapter 9: AND NOW, AS PROMISED: The 2019-nCoV/SARS-CoV2 PANDEMIC
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Epidemics explores the terrifying world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The book illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral. Viral Epidemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral epidemics. This comprehensive survey is designed for students and scholars in biology, epidemiology, public health, global history, and the history of medicine, as well as being of interest to the general reader"-- Provided by publisher.
Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 08, 2021).
Contributor:
Kavey, Allison, 1977- author.
Taylor & Francis eBooks
Other format:
Print version: Kavey, Rae-Ellen W.. Viral epidemics
ISBN:
9781003006800
1003006809
9781000174915
1000174913
9781000174830
1000174832
9781000174878
1000174875
9780367439644
9780367439651
Publisher Number:
40030354680
10.4324/9781003006800 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.