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New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People

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Publisher Comments:

A while ago, DDT and the antimalarial drug chloroquine seemed sure to make us all safe from such invisible assault.

It was not to be. The mosquito has become resistant to DDT; malaria is on the rise; although tapeworms rarely turn up any longer in the most lovingly prepared New York City gefilte fish, a worm may inhabit your sashimi; some strains of gonorrhea actually thrive on penicillin; there is even a parasite for the higher tax brackets--the "nymph of Nantucket"; and there are new ailments--legionnaire's disease, Lassa fever, and new strains of influenza.

In the long run, one might bet on the insects and the germs. Meanwhile Dr. Robert Desowitz has written a delightful and instructive book.

Synopsis:

The medical tapestry of the world is full of organisms too small to see, carried by flying and creeping creatures too numerous to eradicate.

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:
9780393304268
Author:
Desowitz, Robert S.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Parasitic diseases
Subject:
Develcpang ccuntraes
Subject:
Diseases - Contagious
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 206-217.
Series Volume:
2047
Publication Date:
19870531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb

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