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Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Michael B. A. Oldstone


“Viruses, Plagues, & History” focuses on the effects of viral diseases on human history. Written by an eminent internationally respected virologist, it couples the fabric of history with major concepts developed in virology, immunology, vaccination, and accounts by people who first had, saw and acted at the times these events occurred. Much of the preventive and therapeutic progress (vaccines, antiviral drugs) has been made in the last 60 years. Many of those who played commanding roles in the fight to understand, control and eradicate viruses and viral diseases are (were) personally known to ... More

Keywords: history of epidemics, COVID-19, ebola, influenza, polio, measles, smallpox, zika, aut

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190056780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190056780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael B. A. Oldstone, author
Professor and Head, Viral-Immunobiology Laboratory, The Scripps Research Institute

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