Infectious Disease, Public Health, and Medical History

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The list author says: "Interested in books that discuss the intersection between infectious disease, public health, and medical history? This is the list for you - since high school I've been sort of an infectious disease junkie and have slowly built up a library. The list here includes my favorites. I've also added some books that focus on social ramifications and causes of health inequalities (more added to this section soon...)."
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
1.  The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
2.  The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
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The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
3.  The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug by Thomas Hager
$11.29   Used & New from: $4.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry
4.  The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry by Paul Starr
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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition
5.  And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition by Randy Shilts
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
6.  The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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  "An amazing history of cancer - one of the best books I've ever read. The discussion of cancer treatment and prevention is excellent, and the discussion of how research funding began and is administered is lucid and critical."
$16.54   Used & New from: $2.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (911 customer reviews)

The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
7.  The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
$12.48   Used & New from: $0.40
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
8.  Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health by Laurie Garrett
$19.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Microbe Hunters
9.  Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif
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  "A classic - this book was the first to describe the processes behind hunting for new bacteria and causes of infectious diseases. Somewhat dated now, but a thrilling look at the "Golden Age" of microbiology."
$12.60   Used & New from: $5.02
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
10.  The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
The list author says:
  "This book was the one that sparked my interest. An ebola outbreak in Reston, Virginia prompts a close investigation of the virus and the scientists who investigate Level 4 agents."
$11.94   Used & New from: $1.87
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,015 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC
11.  Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC by Joseph McCormick
The list author says:
  "Memoir from Drs. McCormick and Fischer-Hoch, major researchers in Lassa Fever. Not the greatest book on the list but an interesting complement to Dr. Peter's book and has some great descriptions of field work/setting up labs in the middle of jungles."
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Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
12.  Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World by C. J. Peters
The list author says:
  "Memoir from Dr. Peters, the classic "Disease Cowboy.""
$9.83   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria
13.  Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria by Mark Honigsbaum
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Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface
14.  Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface by Paul Farmer
$25.76   Used & New from: $6.41
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)
15.  Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Paul Farmer
$18.67   Used & New from: $8.00
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