2 edition of Smallpox found in the catalog.
American Association for Medical Progress, inc.
|LC Classifications||RM787 .A35|
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|Number of Pages||20|
|LC Control Number||26003683|
No cure for smallpox exists. In the event of an infection, treatment would focus on relieving symptoms and keeping the person from becoming dehydrated. Antibiotics might be prescribed if the person also develops a bacterial infection in the lungs or on the skin. Request an Appointment at Mayo Clinic. By Mayo Clinic Staff. Only thirty years ago, smallpox was killing three million people a year. Those who didn t die were left with horrible scars all over their faces. This book discusses all aspects of this disease, which terrorized the world for so many years, and covers everything from the Hindi goddess of smallpox to the spread of the virus to the New World to the symptoms of the disease and the history of .
Smallpox, also called variola major, acute infectious disease that begins with a high fever, headache, and back pain and then proceeds to an eruption on the skin that leaves the face and limbs covered with cratered pockmarks, or pox. For centuries smallpox was one of the world’s most-dreaded plagues, killing as many as 30 percent of its victims, most of them children. How One Daring Woman Introduced the Idea of Smallpox Inoculation to England British writer and explorer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ( - ). Portrait by .
Smallpox: The Death of a Disease, by D.A. Henderson, is the story from the top down by the program director, and House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox by William F. Foege, at that time a medical missionary in Africa, is told from the bottom up. Jenner tests smallpox vaccine. Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world’s first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox, a disease that had.
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Smallpox is still a disease without treatment, a contagious disease with a high mortality rate, the victims dying a horrible death or else leaving them scarred for life. This book has another huge plusit is written by D.L.
Henderson, the leader of the very successful by: Books shelved as smallpox: The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston, The Speckled Monster: Smallpox book Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox by Jennifer Lee Carr.
The organization of the book allows for readers to easily observe the evolution of attitudes and behaviors towards smallpox in the different continents (i.e. his last chapter is called "Erythrotherapy and Eradication"), and although very dense, Hopkins's writing is comprehensive and easy to by: I didn't know too much about smallpox before reading this book.
I think it was a bit too much detail that dragged down the narrative of the book. If this was a quick page book I think it would've worked a lot better. Then again it was already a sort of summary from the page book that was published about the eradication of smallpox/5.
- The good news is that smallpox has been completely eradicated. The last known case (in the wild) occurred in a hospital cook in Somalia in (who fortunately had the less severe form). - BUT, in a photographer in England died of smallpox after photographing areas were smallpox virus stocks were kept in Size: 77KB.
For scientists and clinicians, Smallpox and its Eradication will serve as a complete and final review of knowledge on the clinical features, virology, pathology, immunology, and epidemiology of variola major and minor.
Smallpox is caused by a virus that may be airborne or spread by direct contact. After an incubation period of Smallpox book two weeks, fever, aching, and prostration occur, lasting two or three days.
An eruption then appears and spreads over the entire body; the lesions become blisterlike and pustular within a week. The lesions then open and crust over. Origin of Smallpox. The origin of smallpox is unknown.
Smallpox is thought to date back to the Egyptian Empire around the 3 rd century BCE (Before Common Era), based on a smallpox-like rash found on three mummies. The earliest written description of a disease that clearly resembles smallpox appeared in China in the 4 th century CE (Common Era).
Early. Smallpox research in the United States continues and focuses on the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests to protect people against smallpox in the event that it is used as an agent of bioterrorism.
Smallpox was a serious infectious disease. Moore follows the history of the disease from its first recorded appearance in Asia and Africa to Arabia and finally to Europe and America.
he then provides a history of treatment, including three chapters on the discovery and reception of inoculation. Moore was an early advocate of vaccination, and this book is dedicated to Edward Jenner.
In Moore was appointed 5/5(1). Smallpox and its eradication was published by WHO in (ISBN: 92 4 6).It contains illustrative material both from WHO and from other published sources, as indicated.
In the case of the latter, the copyright holders granted WHO permission to reproduce their material in this book. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.
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Bombay, Kothari Book Depot, (OCoLC) Material Type. Smallpox is the only human disease that has been successfully eradicated. Smallpox, an infectious disease caused by the variola virus was a major cause of mortality in the past, with historic records of outbreaks across the world.
Its historic death tolls were so large that it is often likened to the Black Plague. Edward Jenner (Figure (Figure1 1) is well known around the world for his innovative contribution to immunization and the ultimate eradication of smallpox. Jenner's work is widely regarded as the foundation of immunology—despite the fact that he was neither the first to suggest that infection with cowpox conferred specific immunity to.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Smallpox (Variola). In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Red Book®: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
American Academy of Pediatrics; ; African Smallpox Idol. The Yoruba people of Nigeria hoped to avoid infection by worshipping Sopona, the god of smallpox. Scientists think smallpox may have originated in.
Black History Month: Onesimus Spreads Wisdom That Saves Lives of Bostonians During a Smallpox Epidemic February 3, Rene F. Najera In the early s, about a century before Edward Jenner conceived the idea of a smallpox vaccine based on the cowpox virus, smallpox was going through New England and other American Colonies.
Pox Americana by Elizabeth Fenn is a great piece of work. Smallpox was one of those virtually forgotten diseases. Elizabeth's book brings together the most comprehensive and yet an easy reading reference on the disease. The information is presented in a logical and systematic way allowing for a smooth flow and easy reading.5/5(5).
Smallpox is a disease caused by the Variola major virus. Some experts say that over the centuries it has killed more people than all other infectious diseases combined. Worldwide immunization stopped the spread of smallpox three decades ago.
The last case was reported in Two research labs still keep small amounts of the virus. Smallpox & Vaccinia. Smallpox spread from person to person is principally respiratory; contact with infectious skin lesions or scabs is an uncommon mode of transmission.
Vaccinia virus is the live-virus component of contemporary smallpox vaccines. About the Book. Though smallpox was eradicated from the planet two decades ago, recent terrorist acts have raised the horrific possibility that rogue states, laboratories, or terrorist groups are in possession of secret stockpiles of the virus that causes the disease, and may be preparing to unleash it on target populations.