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...)."
"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."
"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."
"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."