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Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

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Why, Robert S. Desowitz asks, has biotechnical research on malaria produced so little when it had promised so much? An expert in tropical diseases, Desowtiz searches for answers in this provocative book.

Synopsis:

A study of the present state of research in tropical diseases, this volume examines malaria, which still rages unabated in parts of the world, and kala azar, or the black sickness, which is endemic in India. This book was highly commended as a runner-up in the 1993 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book prize.

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"Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."--

Synopsis:

A gripping account of how a one-celled protozoan has triumphed over modern science.Just as it was not necessary to be an astrophysicist to feel the grandeur and scope of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, it is not necessary to be a parasitologist or specialist in tropical medicine to relate to the drama, tragedy and even romance of Desowitz's fascinating and provocative story. . . . Interesting and important.

About the Author

Robert S. Desowitz, a leading epidemiologist, is the author of New Guinea Tape Worms and Jewish Grandmothers and The Malaria Capers, among other books. He lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393310085
Author:
Desowitz, Robert S.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Desowitz, Robert S.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Pathology
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
Malaria
Subject:
Kala-azar
Subject:
Leishmaniasis, Visceral
Subject:
Bacteriology
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.20x5.50x.68 in. .74 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393310085 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A study of the present state of research in tropical diseases, this volume examines malaria, which still rages unabated in parts of the world, and kala azar, or the black sickness, which is endemic in India. This book was highly commended as a runner-up in the 1993 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book prize.
"Synopsis" by , "Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."--
"Synopsis" by , A gripping account of how a one-celled protozoan has triumphed over modern science.Just as it was not necessary to be an astrophysicist to feel the grandeur and scope of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, it is not necessary to be a parasitologist or specialist in tropical medicine to relate to the drama, tragedy and even romance of Desowitz's fascinating and provocative story. . . . Interesting and important.
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