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The Resource Influenza : the quest to cure the deadliest disease in history, Dr Jeremy Brown

Influenza : the quest to cure the deadliest disease in history, Dr Jeremy Brown

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Influenza : the quest to cure the deadliest disease in history
Title
Influenza
Title remainder
the quest to cure the deadliest disease in history
Statement of responsibility
Dr Jeremy Brown
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Dr Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the surprising origins of the 1918 flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure? While influenza is now often thought of as a mild disease, it kills thousands each year. Dr Jeremy Brown, currently Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, expounds on the flu’s deadly past to solve the mysteries that could protect us from the next outbreak. In Influenza, he talks with leading epidemiologists, policy makers, and the researcher who first sequenced the genetic building blocks of the virus to offer both a comprehensive history and a roadmap for understanding what’s to come. Dr Brown digs into the discovery and resurrection of the flu virus in the victims of the 1918 epidemic exhumed from the tundra, as well as the bizarre remedies that once treated the disease, such as fatal doses of aspirin and blood-letting. Influenza also breaks down the current dialogue surrounding the disease, explaining the controversy over vaccinations, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu, and the federal government’s role in preparing for a pandemic. Dr Brown warns that many of the most vital questions about the flu virus continue to confound even the leading experts. Influenza is an enlightening and unnerving look at a shapeshifting deadly virus that has been around since long before people and will most likely be with us for a long time to come
Summary
On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?
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10747213
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YDX
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1964-
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Brown, Jeremy
Dewey number
614.518
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Influenza
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Influenza
Target audience
adult
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the hundred year hunt to cure the deadliest disease in history
Label
Influenza : the quest to cure the deadliest disease in history, Dr Jeremy Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-239) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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Contents
Enemas, bloodletting, and whiskey: Treating the flu -- The jolly rant: A history of the virus -- "Something fierce": the Spanish flu of 1918 -- "Am I gonna die?": Round two, and three, and four... -- Resurrecting the flu -- Data, intuition, and othe weapons of war -- Your evening flu forecast -- The fault in our stockpiles: Tamiflu and the cure that wasn't there -- The hunt for a flu vaccine -- The business of flu
Control code
000064763722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 258 pages
Isbn
9781911231219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049788831
Label
Influenza : the quest to cure the deadliest disease in history, Dr Jeremy Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Enemas, bloodletting, and whiskey: Treating the flu -- The jolly rant: A history of the virus -- "Something fierce": the Spanish flu of 1918 -- "Am I gonna die?": Round two, and three, and four... -- Resurrecting the flu -- Data, intuition, and othe weapons of war -- Your evening flu forecast -- The fault in our stockpiles: Tamiflu and the cure that wasn't there -- The hunt for a flu vaccine -- The business of flu
Control code
000064763722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 258 pages
Isbn
9781911231219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049788831

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