9780064461955

When Plague Strikes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780064461955

  • ISBN10:

    0064461955

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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. "A book that would serve well for reports, but it is also a fascinating read."-SLJ. Best Books of 1995 (SLJ) Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies 1996 (NCSS/CBC) 1995 Young Adult Editors' Choices (BL) 1995 Top of the List Non Fiction (BL) 1996 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) Notable Children's Books of 1996 (ALA)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Plague of Athens 1(10)
THE BLACK DEATH
Out of the East
11(10)
Between Two Raging Fires
21(9)
Looking for Scapegoats
30(11)
A Changed World
41(5)
The Plague Returns
46(11)
SMALLPOX
The Mysterious Death of a Pharaoh
57(10)
Smallpox Conquers the New World
67(11)
Inoculation: Godsend or Danger?
78(12)
Dr. Jenner's Marvelous Vaccine
90(14)
The End of Smallpox?
104(13)
AIDS
A Mysterious New Disease
117(9)
Frustrations and Fears
126(12)
One Mystery Is Solved
138(15)
An Actor Named Rock
153(8)
``A Normal Happy Teenager''
161(10)
Losses and Memorials
171(6)
No End in Sight
177(12)
Afterword: The Enemy Is Alive and Well 189(8)
Source Notes and Bibliography 197(8)
Index 205

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