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1 BURNET, MACFARLANE SIR. Natural History Of Infectious Disease.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1962. Third Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. 
This book has two central themes: infectuous disease as part of the general picture of how life has evolved, and the influence of infectuous disease of man on his past, present and future. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.66 USD
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2 MANES, CLAIRE; GAUDET, MARCIA (FOREWORD). Out Of The Shadow Of Leprosy: The Carville Letters And Stories Of The Landry Family.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson: . h Hardcover, with printed case binding. Brand new book. 
A first-hand account of the trauma and impact on one family facing leprosy. In 1924 when thirty-two-year-old Edmond Landry kissed his family good-bye and left for the leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana, leprosy, now referred to as Hansen's Disease, stigmatized and disfigured but did not kill. Those with leprosy were incarcerated in the federal hospital and isolated from family and community. Phones were unavailable, transportation was precarious, and fear was rampant. Edmond entered the hospital (as did his four other siblings), but he did not surrender to his fate. He fought with his pen and his limited energy to stay connected to his family and to improve living conditions for himself and other patients. Claire Manes, Edmond's granddaughter, lived much of her life gripped by the silence surrounding her grandfather. When his letters were discovered, she became inspired to tell his story through her scholarship and his writing. Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family presents her grandfather's letters and her own studies of narrative and Carville during much of the twentieth century. The book becomes a testament to Edmond's determination to maintain autonomy and dignity. Letters and stories of the other four siblings further enhance the picture of life in Carville from 1919 to 1977. Claire Manes, Lafayette, Louisiana, is retired from Remington College, where she taught English and speech for fourteen years. Her work has appeared in Louisiana History, Journal of American Folklore, and Louisiana Folklore Miscellany. 192 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 26 b&w photographs, foreword, chronology, bibliography. 
Price: 26.60 USD
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3 POWELL, J. H. Bring Out Your Dead: The Great Plague Of Yellow Fever In Philadelphia In 1793.
Time Inc., New York: 1965. Time Reading Program Special Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Views the plague's leading characters at the time from his midwestern perspective including Dr. Benjamin Rush. Philadelphia was the nation's capital at the time. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.80 USD
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4 ZINSSER, HANS. Rats, Lice, & History: Being A Study In Biography, Which, After Twelve Preliminary Chapters Indispensable For The Preparation Of The Lay Reader, Deals With The Life History Of Typhus Fever.
Macmillan Ltd.; London: 1985. 0333395670 / 9780333395677 s Softcover. Reading copy. 
There are few topics more distressing than disease, yet there are few books more darkly delightful than this timeless classic about the histories of microbial diseases, rats, and lice, and the scientists and doctors who combated them. First published in 1934 and still in print, this book combines science, history, biography, literature, and other fields into an elegant but grim package of broad erudition and darker humor. 
Price: 11.45 USD
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