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Currently discussing: Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright

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2018-09-01 to 2018-09-30

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Elentarri's Book Blog
Booklikes isn't working properly for me - the dashboard won't load and I can't post anything (I have no idea if this post will go through). Anyway, have we come to a decision...
Murder by Death
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jennifer Wright Reading start: 2018-09-01 Reading finish: 2018-09-30

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WhiskeyintheJar Romance
Leprosy Leprosy is a bacterial disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The Norwegian doctor Gerhard Hansen identified the bacterial cause in 1873, and the disease today is ...
Reading progress update: I've read 206 out of 336 pages.
Tannat
"For a time, in Vienna the disease was known as von Economo's encephalitis lethargica and in France as Cruchet's disease. I am not paying much attention to Cruchet because he ...
Reading progress update: I've read 125 out of 336 pages.
Tannat
"The downside is that we often don't think about those suffering from tuberculosis at all. The disease is still around, it's still contagious, and despite the fact that the va...
Reading progress update: I've read 123 out of 336 pages.
Tannat
Many people—though presumably not you, because you saw this disease-riddled book and said, “That is a book for me!”—don’t like hearing about the more gruesome aspects of life....
Reading progress update: I've read 113 out of 336 pages.
Tannat
Dr. Barry, who was one of the most acclaimed physicians of the time, claimed that British people of "a better sort" contracted tuberculosis because they tended to imbibe liquo...

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A plague on ALL your houses!
WhiskeyintheJar Romance
Previous Updates: Antonine Plague Bubonic Plague Dancing Plague Small Pox Syphilis, Tuberculosis, and Cholera Leprosy, Typhoid, and Spanish Flu Encephalitis Le...
Some Rambling Thoughts: Get Well Soon
Ani's Book Abyss
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright See Also: Reading Updates for Get Well Soon A humorous book about history's wor...
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
Murder by Death
I finally finished this one. The delay was a combination of being on holiday, and needing to put some space between my experience of this book and the experience of others, a...
Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright
Tannat
Since I came so late to the party with this one, I knew enough from other people's updates that I needed to adjust my expectations somewhat. This wasn't a survey of plagues ov...
Epidemics are horrible. Well, duh ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
In substance, I don't really have a whole lot to add to my one ill-humored status update on this book. This is the book-form equivalent of a cross-breed between tabloid journ...

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