Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

A humorous book about history s worst plagues from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio and the heroes who fought them n nIn 1518, in a small town in France, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn t stop She danced herself to her death six days later, and soon thirty four villagers joined her.

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as are we prepared for the next epidemic, shoul


Nico Storm and his father Willem drive a truck filled with essential supplies through a desolate land They are among the few in South Africa and the world, as far as they know to have survived a devastating virus which has swept through the country Their world turned upside down, Nico realizes t

Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

What happens when a person s reputation has been forever damaged n nWith archival photographs and text among other primary sources, this riveting biography of Mary Mallon by the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Mary s controversial life n

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

An inside account of the fight to contain the world s deadliest diseases and the panic and corruption that make them worse n nThroughout history, humankind s biggest killers have been infectious diseases the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths We

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin a sign of bubonic plague Empowered by racist pseudoscience, offici

The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer s Disease and cognitive decline Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer s outlines 36 metabolic factors micronutri

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C There is no cure In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic hot

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page turner about a real life historical hero, Dr John Snow It s the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world

Fever 1793

It s late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse But fourteen year old Mattie Cook doesn t get a moment to