Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris, there were news stories about people vacationing in the Dominican Republic dying of unknown causes, and a woman who died from a flesh eating bacteria that found an open cut on her leg while she was walking at the beach. Honigsbaum chronicles pathogens most readers have heard about, and the spread of them in well-known events including the deadly 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic, and events I knew nothing about, like the 1930 pneumonic plague in Los Angeles and parrot fever. If you think we’ve learned lessons from the twentieth century, you should definitely read this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Pandemic Century from amazon.com.