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Duel Without End: Mankind’s Battle with Microbes

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Duel Without End: Mankind’s Battle with Microbes

By  Stig S. Frøland , Translated by  John Irons
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From the bubonic plague to theoretical pathogens on other worlds, a sweeping look at the past, present, and future of mass infections—and how we battle them.
 
In this panoramic and up-to-date account, we learn how the Black Death, smallpox, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and other great epidemics have not only led to enormous suffering and mass death but have also contributed to the fall of empires and changed the course of history. We also discover how new infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 emerge—and how we wage war against them.
 
Humanity has struck back at the microbes: antibiotics and new vaccines have saved millions of lives. But the battle with these relentless, silent enemies is far from won. We face increasing threats from new and unavoidable pandemics, antibiotic resistance, and even potential extraterrestrial microbes. Duel Without End is a fascinating journey through the long history of infection, from the dawn of life to humanity’s future exploration of deep space.

Stig S. Frøland is professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Oslo. He is a specialist in infectious diseases and immunology and author of two books in Norwegian on HIV/AIDS.

John Irons has been a translator of Norwegian and many other languages since 1987. He lives in Odense, Denmark.

ISBN: 9781789145052

ISBN-10: 9781789145052

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Publication Date: 05/17/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/17/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 640

Categories

Health & Fitness / Diseases & Conditions / Contagious (incl. Pandemics)

Health & Fitness / Vaccinations

Medical / Preventive Medicine