Plague! : epidemics and scourges through the ages

by Farndon, John,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Being sick is horrible. But it used to be worse. Inside this book, you'll see evidence of the plagues of the past--rotting skin, dissolving lungs, and sinister swelling all over the body. Diseases like the Black Death wiped out whole towns and villages. Tuberculosis consumed young people like a bloodsucking vampire. And Smallpox left its victims scarred for life--if they survived. At the time, no one knew where these killer diseases came from or how to treat them. But eventually doctors discovered how these diseases and others were spread. Being sick isn't quite as sickening as it was in the past!

The oldest killer
Deadly blisters
The Black Death
The Great Plague
The White Plague
The pox
Napoleon's nightmare
Yellow fever
Spanish flu
Terrible times
Gruesome symptoms.

Additional Information
Series The sickening history of medicine
Subjects Epidemics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Communicable diseases -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Black Death -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Tuberculosis -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Smallpox -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Typhus fever -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Cholera -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Communicable diseases.
Black Death.
Typhus fever.
Publisher [Minneapolis, Minn.] :2017
Contributors Dean, Venitia, 1976- illustrator.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781512415575
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