作者 Spinney, Laura
書名 Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world / Laura Spinney
出版項 New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2017
版本項 1st US ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  WC515 S757 2017    30020101030502  在架上
稽核項 viii, 332 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
內容 Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Afterword : on memory
附註 "The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus traveled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity"--Amazon
主題 Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Influenza -- History -- 20th century
Communicable diseases -- History
Epidemiology -- History
Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919 -- history
Influenza, Human -- history
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Pandemics -- history
History, 20th Century
國際標準書號 9781610397674 (hbk.) : US$28.00
9781610397681 (ebk.)