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The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America [Hardcover]

Gerald N Grob

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1 Oct 2002
The Deadly Truth chronicles the complex interactions between disease and the peoples of America from the pre-Columbian world to the present. Grob's ultimate lesson is stark but valuable: there can be no final victory over disease. The world in which we live undergoes constant change, which in turn creates novel risks to human health and life. We conquer particular diseases, but others always arise in their stead. In a powerful challenge to our tendency to see disease as unnatural and its virtual elimination as a real possibility, Grob asserts the undeniable biological persistence of disease.

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His majestic history of disease in a welcome and scholarly antidote... -- The Guardian 18 January 2003

This history is most salutary. -- New Scientist 21/28 December 2002

[Grob] has read and synthesized a massive literature on the social history, demography, and medical and cultural experience of a large country. -- Nature 1 May 2003

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Gerald N. Grob is the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus at Rutgers University. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as the hard paper one I read 4 Dec 2012
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Not as good as the hard paper one I read in UW Health library. Print was not so good, kind of expensive.
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