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A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine

From the Ice Age to the Genome Project

by Michael Kennedy

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Writers" Collective .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • History,
  • Medical,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Diseases,
  • History of Medicine,
  • Medicine,
  • Science,
  • History: World

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages528
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12331115M
    ISBN 101932133593
    ISBN 109781932133592


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Edward Jenner: smallpox vaccinationEdward Jenner vaccinating his child against smallpox; coloured me Library, London (CC BY. A Brief History of Medicine book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Shelves: history-of-science. The author's never afraid to let nuance get in the way of a good narrative.

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But it has a unique place in the history of epidemics as the only infectious disease to be totally eradicated from all human populations. The story of smallpox is intimately related to the story of vaccination, the technique developed by William Jenner to prevent people catching smallpox.

Nowadays, China has established a complete infectious disease prevention, control, and biosafety system which effectively reduces the prevalence of infectious diseases. In this paper, the history on the development of infectious disease prevention, control, and biosafety protocols in Author: Liang Huigang, Xiang Xiaowei, Huang Cui, Ma Haixia, Yuan Zhiming.

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