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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
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
"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."
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Microbe Hunters
Microbe Hunters
"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."
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
"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."
Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC
Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC
"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."
Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
"Memoir from Dr. Peters, the classic "Disease Cowboy.""
Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria
Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria
Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface
Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)