"A epidemiological history, this book looks at tropical diseases that were able to thrive in temperate North American climates. Occurrences of malaria in New York City in 1993 are enough to make one want more quinine water in those gin and tonics." -- Chicago Sun Times
"If I ruled the world, Desowitz's book would be required reading for all medical and public health students, because their course loads, bursting with molecular genetics and health policy, leave no nightmares of microbial Armageddon." -- The Los Angeles Times
"Like stephen Jay Gould and Lewis Thomas, Desowitz manages to make the basic principles of his subject immediatley comprehensible to the general reader." -- The New York Times
About the Author
Robert S. Desowitz is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?