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

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 Throughout 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 i

Cell

The New York Times bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with a top notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge of your seat suspense George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm sh

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

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

What happens when a person s reputation has been forever damaged With 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 How

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

Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons

A riveting thriller reminiscent of The Hot Zone, this true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time Lyme disease and of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug bo

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