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The Resource Why millions died : before the war on infectious diseases, George H. Scherr

Why millions died : before the war on infectious diseases, George H. Scherr

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Why millions died : before the war on infectious diseases
Title
Why millions died
Title remainder
before the war on infectious diseases
Statement of responsibility
George H. Scherr
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why Millions Died reviews the painfully slow development of research by isolated investigators who believed that diseases could be caused by infectious organisms. The brutally contentious and vivid arguments that raged between the proponents of the germ theory of disease and those who condemned it from both the scientific community and the pulpits delayed the implementation of vaccines and antimicrobial agents. Such delays resulted in millions of deaths until the professional communities and the general public began to believe that certain health measures could protect against infection and reduce the enormous death tolls from disease. Preeminent among these workers was an Italian scientist, Agostino Bassi, who articulated the germ theory of disease following twenty years of research. Approximately thirty years later, Pasteur repeated Bassi's research in order to gain prestige as the savior of the germ theory of disease. Pasteur was also discovered to have committed fraud in claiming he had developed a vaccine for anthrax - only to be exposed by the brilliant German microbiologist, Robert Koch
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Scherr, George H
Dewey number
800
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR432
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 11.1
NLM item number
S326w 2012
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  • Aleckson, Sam
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • South Carolina
  • Pasteur, Louis
  • Bassi, Agostino
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Fraud
  • Microbiology
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Aleckson, Sam
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • TRAVEL
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
Label
Why millions died : before the war on infectious diseases, George H. Scherr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical -- Francesco Redi -- Lazzaro Spallanzani -- Edward Jenner and the concept of vaccination -- Renaissance of Italian research -- Agostino Bassi -- Robert Koch -- Elie Metchnikoff -- Louis Pasteur -- Charles Chamberland -- Bassi -- Coda
Control code
768082465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780761855569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0174d350-795b-4277-ab91-0e0bdc22ab15
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768082465
Label
Why millions died : before the war on infectious diseases, George H. Scherr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical -- Francesco Redi -- Lazzaro Spallanzani -- Edward Jenner and the concept of vaccination -- Renaissance of Italian research -- Agostino Bassi -- Robert Koch -- Elie Metchnikoff -- Louis Pasteur -- Charles Chamberland -- Bassi -- Coda
Control code
768082465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780761855569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0174d350-795b-4277-ab91-0e0bdc22ab15
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768082465

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