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Typhoid

Typhoid

The past, present, and future of an ancient disease

By (author) Claas Kirchhelle

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Publishing 10th Oct 2022
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    • An exploration of the past, present and future of typhoid control using both literary and real-life figures
    • Draws from the award-winning Typhoidland exhibition, dispelling the myth of typhoid as an eradicated disease
    • More relevant than ever in a post-COVID world
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    A killer of paupers, princes and presidents, typhoid was an invisible threat in Victorian times and remains dangerous in many areas today.

    In this exploration of the past, present and future of typhoid control, Dr Claas Kirchhelle uses the stories of both literary characters and real-life figures to trace typhoid’s transformation from a mysterious scourge into a controllable microbial threat. Drawing on the award-winning Typhoidland exhibition, the author dispels the myth of typhoid as an eradicated disease and show how cutting-edge vaccines and collective international action offer new hope amidst surging drug resistance – a subject that has gained new relevance in a post-COVID world.

    About the Author

    Dr Claas Kirchhelle is a Lecturer in the History of Medicine at University College Dublin and a curator of the Typhoidland exhibition.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
    ISBN
    9781785513831
    Publish date
    10th Oct 2022
    Binding
    Paperback / softback
    Territory
    World
    Size
    274 mm x 196 mm
    Pages
    96 Pages
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