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Scourge chapter 1 Scourge , meaning Scourge , genre Scourge , book cover Scourge , flies Scourge , Scourge 7d028bc79fa56 A Washington Post Best Book Of 2001, Scourge Provides A Definitive Account Of The Dramatic Story Of Smallpox By A Leading Expert On Biological And Chemical Weapons Includes A New Afterword About Recent Developments In Bioterrorism And The Threat Of Smallpox.


10 thoughts on “Scourge

  1. says:

    Smallpox was a far greater killer than the plague, but is fading from memory after its successful elimination This well written book covers the history and the suspenseful drive to risky variolation, safer vaccination, and the eventual end to the scourge Smallpox killed about 1 3 of its victims and is easily spread by inhalation Names like D.A Henderson are now not well known, but should be, for freeing humanity of its greatest viral ki...


  2. says:

    I read this book as background research for my next novel Complete, accurate information in an easy to read style.


  3. says:

    This book is a not so bad continuation of The Speckled Monster, with a decent amount of details about the actual smallpox eradication campaigns that occurred I m not particularly convinced that smallpox will ever be the same sort of threat that it once was It sounds to me like the containment efforts that happened in the waning days of the smallpox epidemic were decently well handled, and while global movement is a lot faster andwidespread, our technology has significantly improved as we This book is a not so bad continuation of The Speckled Monster, with a decent amount of details about the actual smallpox eradication campaign...


  4. says:

    Tucker provides a solid history on smallpox including its near eradication by the US and the USSR He also describes the ongoing debate on whether to destroy the last remaining cultures very well Unfortunately, the book was published in 2001, so Tucker doesn t address the potential for terrorists to start a pandemic in much depth Aside from that limitation, the disaster test scenario he describes our leaders working through i...


  5. says:

    Not bad, but nothing special Perhaps it s because I ve already read a bit about smallpox, although most of my reading has been in the context of biological weapons I still would recommend it to anyone who s interested in scary infectious diseases.


  6. says:

    One of the best non fiction books I ve read Utterly fascinating.


  7. says:

    Really good Thought provoking Highly recommend a listen.


  8. says:

    An interesting book very much about the scientific aspects of the eradication and speculation of the use of smallpox as a biological weapon The history section could ve been strengthened, but it s very thorough for the 20th century.


  9. says:

    SynopsisIn Scourge, Jonathan Tucker chronicles the process of finding and creating, in mass quantities, a vaccine for smallpox He discusses in great detail the long process of vaccine creation, specifically the vaccine for smallpox There is some basic discussion of the smallpox virus itself and its affects not only on the human body but the world population as well Considered a scourge that has been eradicated from the world since 1980 by the World Health Organization, smallpox continues to p SynopsisIn Scourge, Jonathan Tucker chro...


  10. says:

    Small pox used to be a dreaded disease, killing millions the world over The variola virus is extremely contagious and kills between 10 and 30 percent of it s victims But in spite of it s prevalence, a number of factors inspired some to dream that it might be possible to eradicate this terrifying menace From the English physician Edward Jenner, who developed a vaccine, to D A Hendrickson s tireless efforts with the CDC and WHO to overcome political, bureaucratic, and social resistance in man Small pox used to be a dreaded disease, killing millions the world over The variola virus is extremely contagious and kills between 10 and 30 percent of it s victims But in spite of it s prevalence, a number of factors inspired some to dream that it might be possible to eradicate this terrifying menace From the English physician Edward Jenner, who developed a vaccine, to D A Hendrickson s tireless efforts with the CDC and WHO to overcome political, bureaucratic, and social resistance in many nations, Jonathan Tucker describes the heroic struggle to rid the world of this scourge And a...


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