Catching Cold: 1918's Forgotten Tragedy and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus that Caused it

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Michael Joseph, 1999 - 305 pagine
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This text presents the story of the 1918 flu pandemic and discusses current scientific efforts to isolate the particular strain that was so virulent, in order to prevent the same tragedy from striking again.

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Recensione dell'utente  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

This is one of those dramas about the personalities and politics of flu prevention and control. It includes an incomplete treatment of the 1918 flu, a good explanation of diagnostic tests and tools (eg. PCR) and a draggy narrative about seeking 1918 tissue samples. Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - alice443 - LibraryThing

I found the story occasionally a little overly dramatic, but tale of the investigation of the causes of the 1918 flu, which killed more people than any other epidemic, is well told. It provides insight into why these investigations are so difficult. Leggi recensione completa

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The Incident in Hong Kong
1
Some New Kind of Plague
39
On the Edge of Life
65
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Informazioni sull'autore (1999)

Pete Davies is the author of a number of critically acclaimed best-selling works of nonfiction published in the United Kingdom, as well as the forthcoming book "Inside the Hurricane." He lives in West Yorkshire, England.

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