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Germs, Genes, and Bacteria: How They Influence Modern Life (Collection) by Joyce A. Schoemaker, Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Anne Maczulak, Greg Gibson, David Clark

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Further reading

Fascinating classics written long ago that are still good reading:

Defoe, Daniel. Journal of the Plague Year. New York: New American Library, 1960. (Original edition 1723.)

Although a work of fiction, the author lived in times when the bubonic plague was still around.

Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not. New York: Dover Publications, 1969. (Original edition 1859.)

For a nice little old lady, Florence Nightingale was amazingly blunt and opinionated. She made generals tremble in their shoes. She would have made Hillary Clinton wilt!

Most important modern works:

Ewald, Paul W. Evolution of Infectious Disease. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Seminal work on the evolution of infectious disease ...

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