Title World Epidemics, 2/e
Subtitle A Cultural Chronology of Disease from Prehistory to the Era of Zika
Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN 9781476671246
List price USD 95.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 424
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher McFarland (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“This chronology offers researchers a basic overview of the prevalence of disease during specific historical periods…. Scurvy, black lung, tuberculosis, and unknown contagious infections described in ancient writings receive entries along with better known scourges such as smallpox, plague, and HIV/AIDS.”

“Snodgrass distills each outbreak into an engagingly written summary, often providing grim details of the disease’s manifestation…recommended”

Reviews of the first edition: “a welcome addition…recommended”

“Research…is phenomenal”

—C&RL News

“This work fills a gap”
—Catholic Library World

“This fascinating book is an impressive collection of information that has been finely distilled into a 360-page chronology…the index is invaluable…absorbing…useful glossary…particularly useful to anyone doing preliminary research on a historical disease or epidemic…highly recommended”
—Reference Reviews


The second edition of World Epidemics extends coverage of a wide range of global sickness from 2700 B.C. to 2017. Arranged chronologically, entries summarize the history of incidents of contagion across the globe. Citations from personal and public documents accompany a map, comparative charts of types of infection, and estimated populations affected by each epidemic flesh out history with details.





The Chronology


Appendix A: Epidemic Diseases and Sources

Appendix B: Historic Writings on Disease

Appendix C: Timeline of Writings on Disease

Appendix D: Authors of Major Works on Disease

Selected Bibliography—General Resources

Bibliography—Resources by Disease


About the Author:

Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of English and Latin textbooks and reference works for 35 years. She taught at Hickory High School and Lenoir Rhyne University for 23 years. She focuses on women’s and world literature and history and general research topics, including epidemics, the history of money, clothing, food, and dance.

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of Medicine.


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