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Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it / Gina Kolata.

Author:
Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
xi, 330 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary note:
  • "Scientists have recently discovered shards of the flu virus in human remains frozen in the Arctic tundra and in scraps of tissue preserved in a government warehouse. In Flu, Gina Kolata, reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. The Plague Year -- 2. A History of Disease and Death -- 3. From Sailors to Swine -- 4. A Swedish Adventurer -- 5. Swine Flu -- 6. A Litigation Nightmare -- 7. John Dalton's Eyeballs -- 8. An Incident in Hong Kong -- 9. From Alaska to Norway -- 10. Mysteries and Hypotheses.
Subject(s):
InfluenzaHistory20th century [Browse]
ISBN:
0374157065 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
99039665
OCLC:
41951253
RCP:
C - S