John Ryle, 5 November 1992
Show More To Blight with Plague: Studies in a Literary Theme by Barbara Fass Leavy.
New York, 237 pp., £27.95, August 1992, 0 8147 5059 1Show More
Epidemics and Ideas: Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence edited by Terence Ranger and Paul Slack.
Cambridge, 346 pp., £35, April 1992, 9780521402767Show More
The Fourth Horseman: A Short History of Epidemics, Plagues and Other Scourges by Andrew Nikiforuk.
Fourth Estate, 200 pp., £14.99, April 1992, 1 85702 051 0Show More
In Time of Plague: The History and Social Consequences of Lethal Epidemic Disease edited by Arien Mack.
New York, 272 pp., $35, November 1991, 0 8147 5467 8Show More
Miasmas and Disease: Public Health and the Environment in the Pre-Industrial Age by Carlo Cipolla, translated by Elizabeth Potter.
Yale, 101 pp., £16.95, March 1992, 0 300 04806 8Show More
International Journal of STD and Aids. Vol. II, Supplement I: Aids and the Epidemics of History edited by Harry Rolin, Richard Creese and Ronald Mann.
Royal Society of Medicine, January 2000, 0 00 956462 4Show More
Monopolies of Loss by Adam Mars-Jones.
Faber, 250 pp., £5.99, September 1992, 0 571 16691 1Show More
Aids in Africa: Its Present and Future Impact edited by Tony Barrett and Piers Blaikie.
Belhaven, 193 pp., £35, January 1992, 1 85293 115 9Show More
“... Seventy-four years ago a viral pandemic began in America, most likely on a pig farm in Iowa. Fifteen months later it had killed over eighteen million people, 1 per cent of the world’s population, as many as died in two world wars, almost ten times as many as have died in a decade of Aids. The virus, transmitted by airborne mucus and saliva, spread via coughs and sneezes ...”