Rats, Lice and History, and other books

Ron Gerth rgerth at UHL.UIOWA.EDU
Fri Jan 19 11:24:48 EST 1996

Try The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.  It is a very good book and is an 
"easy" read.  The Coming Plague is a great book but I am having trouble 
getting it read.  It is so full of infomation and so interesting I find 
myself rereading parts of it.  Both of them are kind of scary when taken 
in a Public Health context.

Just my two cents worth,


Ronald Gerth					The University of Iowa
Public Health Microbiologist			Hygienic Laboratory
Internet: rgerth at uhl.uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335 4500				Fax:       (319) 335 4555


On Thu, 18 Jan 1996, Elizabeth Harris wrote:

> I'm interested in recommendations for readable, general-audience books on
> epidemiology and infectious disease, especially the effects of microbial
> diseases on human society.  Zinsser's _Rats, Lice and History_ made a big
> impact on me when I read it 30+ years ago, and had a significant effect on
> my decision to go into microbiology.  I'm looking for other books of this
> type that would appeal to college students.  Any suggestions?
> -- 
> Elizabeth Harris
> chlamy at acpub.duke.edu

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