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video 2018-09-07 01:11
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jennifer Wright

I'm just about to start the last Chapter on Polio.

 

So, these are some of the things I have noticed so far: 

 

1. I liked the second half of the book better than the first, even tho the discussions are not even trying to explore the causes of different diseases. Not in a depth or scientific way, anyway. I want to say that that ship has sailed, but hoestly I don't think that particular ship was ever launched.

 

2. There are some scary stories about medical conditions in this book - not epidemics(!), this book is really not about epidemics at all - but I appreciate Wright's style in that I needed that uplifting reference to Fraggle Rock at the end of the chapter on lobotomies. That was one scary chapter. 

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