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Author Zinsser, Hans, 1878-1940.

Title Rats, lice and history : being a study in biography, which, after twelve preliminary chapters indispensable for the preparation of the lay reader, deals with the life history of typhus fever ... / by Hans Zinsser.

Imprint Boston : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1935.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Sperry  616.922 Z66r 1935    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xii, 301 pages ; 22 cm
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Indexed In: Garrison-Morton (5th ed.) 5403
Contents In the nature of an explanation and an apology -- Being a discussion of the relationship between science and art -- Leading up to the definition of bacteria and other parasites, and digressing briefly into the question of the origin of life -- On parasitism in general, and on the necessity of considering the changing nature of infections disease in the historical study of epidemics -- Being a continuation of chapter IV, but dealing more particularly with so-called new diseases and with some that have disappeared -- Diseases of the ancient world : a consideration of the epidemic diseases which afflicted the ancient world -- A continuation of the consideration of diseases of the ancients, with particular attention to epidemics and the fall of Rome -- On the influence of epidemic diseases on political and military history, and on the relative unimportance of generals -- On the louse : we are now ready to consider the environment which has helped to form the character our subject -- More about the louse : the need for this chapter will be apparent to those who have entered into the spirit of this biography -- Much about rats--little about mice -- We are at last arriving at the point at which we can approach the subject of this biography directly -- In which we consider the birth, childhood, and adolescence of typhus -- In which we follow the earliest epidemic exploits of our disease -- Young manhood : the period of early vigor and wild oats -- Appraisal of a contemporary and prospects of future education and discipline.
Subject Typhus fever.
Epidemics -- History.
Rats as carriers of disease.
Epidemics. (OCoLC)fst00914079
Lice. (OCoLC)fst00998043
Rats as carriers of disease. (OCoLC)fst01090351
Typhus fever. (OCoLC)fst01160066
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628

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