Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it

Author: Gina Bari Kolata
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy. She delves into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, profiles the experts hot on the trail and the amateurs woefully misguided, and details the science and the latest understanding of this mortal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Bari Kolata
ISBN: 0374157065 9780374157067 0965043266 9780965043267
OCLC Number: 41951253
Description: xi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The plague year --
A history of disease and death --
From sailors to swine --
A Swedish adventurer --
Swine flu --
A litigation nightmare --
John Dalton's eyeballs --
An incident in Hong Kong --
From Alaska to Norway --
Mysteries and hypotheses.
Responsibility: Gina Kolata.
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"Unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy. She delves into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, profiles the experts hot on the trail and the amateurs woefully misguided, and details the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease"--Hardcover jacket.

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