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House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public) by William H. Foege

A story of courage and risk-taking, House on Fire tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health. Part autobiography, part mystery, the story is told by a man who was one of the architects of a radical vaccination scheme that became a key strategy in ending the horrible disease when it was finally contained in India. In House on Fire, William H. Foege describes his own experiences in public health and details the remarkable program that involved people from countries around the world in pursuit of a single objective—eliminating smallpox forever. Rich with the details of everyday life, as well as a few adventures, House on Fire gives an intimate sense of what it is like to work on the ground in some of the world’s most impoverished countries—and tells what it is like to contribute to programs that really do change the world.
House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)
Author:
by William H. Foege
Title:
House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)
ISBN:
0520274474
ISBN13:
978-0520274471
Publisher:
University of California Press; Reprint edition (June 6, 2011)
Language:
English
Category:
Medicine
Size ePub version:
1683 kb
Size PDF version:
1891 kb
Rating:
3.6
Votes:
354
Pages:
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