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Typhoid

Typhoid

The past, present, and future of an ancient disease

By (author) Claas Kirchhelle

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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 exhibitions, dispelling the myth of typhoid as an eradicated disease
  • More relevant than ever in a post-COVID world
Full Description

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 exhibitions, the author dispels the myth of typhoid as an eradicated disease and shows 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 exhibitions.

Specifications
Publisher
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781785513831
Published
20th Sep 2022
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
7.72 in x 10.79 in
Pages
96 Pages
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