Out of the East -- Between two raging fires -- Looking for scapegoats -- A changed world -- The plague returns -- The mysterious death of a Pharaoh -- Smallpox conquers the New World -- Inoculation : godsend or danger? -- Dr. Jenner's marvelous vaccine -- The end of smallpox? -- A mysterious new disease -- Frustrations and fears -- One mystery is solved -- An actor named Rock -- A normal happy teenager -- Losses and memorials -- No end in sight.
Details the stories of the three most serious and damaging diseases in history: the Black Death, smallpox, and AIDS.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-204) and index.