Death in a Small Package: A Short History of Anthrax - Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease (Hardback)Susan D. Jones (author)
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
Jones's study breaks new ground in linking the histories of four types of anthrax: agricultural, laboratory, industrial, and weaponized... A great virtue of Jones's book is the dialogue between biology and history... Death in a Small Package beautifully illustrates the old truism that history is a dialogue between the present and the past and should be an essential text of historiography courses, as well as those on infectious diseases, military research, and bioethics. -- Michael Worboys * Bulletin of the History of Medicine *
A rich history of anthrax, which weaves together themes ranging across laboratory science, preventive medicine, and the technological developments which brought together biological agents and pre-existing military expertise... [an] excellent book. -- James F. Stark * British Journal of the History of Science *
Jones' book provides plenty of thought-provoking material for general readers and for specialist teachers of science and technology courses alike. -- Mark Honigsbaum * Social History of Medicine *
Death in a Small Package is interesting, well written, and accessible, presenting a worthwhile addition to the history of modern medicine and bacteriological science. -- Karen Brown * Isis *
This history of anthrax describes the bacteria's transformation from agricultural disease to biological weapon. * Science News *
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