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Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

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In this meticulously researched and ultimately explosive new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes readers across the globe to reveal how a series of potential and present public health catastrophes together form a terrifying portrait of real global disaster in the making.

Review:

"In her surprise best-seller The Coming Plague, Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsday reporter and former NPR science correspondent Garrett drew readers' attention to emerging, antibiotic-resistant diseases. Her primary recommendations were more (and more effective) public-health fieldwork, research, and preventive medicine. In Betrayal of Trust, Garrett's subject is public health itself: the desperate inadequacy of public-health infrastructure in much of the developing world and the shocking neglect of that infrastructure in 'developed' nations....Garrett's 'biowar' chapter makes clear that the threat of biological terrorism has gained the attention of world (and U.S.) leaders, but their responses to date have been dominated by a military (rather than public-health) mind-set. Dramatic changes in attitudes as well as resource allocation will be needed to construct a public-health infrastructure capable of coping with the myriad challenges of globalization." Booklist

Review:

"These are lurid, disturbing, and well-documented images that are not easily dismissed as alarmist....But it is Garrett's observations about the United States that are the most disturbing....[Her message] is a momentous one that is delivered persuasively." Fitzhugh Mullan, The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has been a health and science writer for Newsday since 1988, and a contributor to such publications as Vanity Fair, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Affairs. Previously, she was science correspondent for NPR. She is the only person to have received all of the top four awards in American journalism: the Pulitzer Prize (for which she has three times been a finalist); the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award; the George C. Polk Award; and three times honored by the Overseas Press Club of America. Her book The Coming Plague (1994) was named "one of the best books of 1994" by both the New York Times Book Review and Library Journal, and was a national bestseller. Garrett lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
1. Filth And Decay: Pneumonic plague hits India and the world ill responds
2. Landa-Landa: An Ebola virus epidemic in Zaire proves public health is imperiled by corruption
3. Bourgeois Physiology: The collapse of all semblances of public health in the former Soviet Socialist Republics
4. Preferring Anarchy And Class Disparity: The American public health infrastructure in an age of antigovernmentalism
5. Biowar: Threatening biological terrorism and public health
6. Epilogue: The changing face of public health and future global prophylaxis
Notes
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786884407
Subtitle:
The Collapse of Global Public Health
Preface:
Wolinsky, Steven M.
Preface by:
Wolinsky, Steven M.
Preface:
Wolinsky, Steven M.
Author:
Garrett, Laurie
Author:
Wolinsky, Steven M.
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
World health
Subject:
Medical policy
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
TR-01-5
Publication Date:
20010815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 34.72 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "In her surprise best-seller The Coming Plague, Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsday reporter and former NPR science correspondent Garrett drew readers' attention to emerging, antibiotic-resistant diseases. Her primary recommendations were more (and more effective) public-health fieldwork, research, and preventive medicine. In Betrayal of Trust, Garrett's subject is public health itself: the desperate inadequacy of public-health infrastructure in much of the developing world and the shocking neglect of that infrastructure in 'developed' nations....Garrett's 'biowar' chapter makes clear that the threat of biological terrorism has gained the attention of world (and U.S.) leaders, but their responses to date have been dominated by a military (rather than public-health) mind-set. Dramatic changes in attitudes as well as resource allocation will be needed to construct a public-health infrastructure capable of coping with the myriad challenges of globalization."
"Review" by , "These are lurid, disturbing, and well-documented images that are not easily dismissed as alarmist....But it is Garrett's observations about the United States that are the most disturbing....[Her message] is a momentous one that is delivered persuasively."
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