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The End of Plagues: The Global Battle Against Infectious Disease (MacSci) Hardcover – 24 Sep 2013

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  • Hardcover: 258 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL; 1 edition (24 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137278528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137278524
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 731,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'an optimistic history of vaccinations and their underlying science...Rhodes also looks at vaccinations against tuberculosis and flu, HIV and malaria...the science behind these limited successes makes for some of the best chapters in the book, which is especially impressive given the difficulty of making immunology accessible to the lay reader' - Times Higher Education

'the historical tale of vaccination and the extraordinary achievements that have come from its implementation...this is a fascinating book' - Cosmos Magazine

 'the remarkably clear voice of immunologist John Rhodes takes us through significant moments in man's battle against infectious disease... excellent and captivating' - The Book Bag

"The End of Plagues is a fascinating book and well worth a read for anyone interested in the history of medicine" - LSE Review of Books

'an engaging and expansive exploration of humankind's quest to defend itself against disease'- History Today

‘a lucid and scholarly tale of the history of vaccination…a must-read for medical students, graduate students in the biological sciences, and all students interested in how historical applications of science have benefitted modern research.  Moreover, it should be read by politicians and the general public to gain an understanding of the challenges of overcoming infectious diseases - Nature Medicine

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An absorbing history of the battle against the world's deadliest diseases and how today's scientists are racing against the clock to eradicate these viruses once and for all

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