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Patient Zero

A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases

Patient Zero
Lydia Kang By (author)
Nate Pedersen By (author)
Product ID:  101329
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6.0 X 8.5 in
400 pg

MEDICAL / Epidemiology
HISTORY / Social History
SCIENCE / History


A very timely history of disease outbreaks, from the authors of Quackery: stories of outbreaks (and their patient zeros), plus chapters on the science, culture, and cures for different types of epidemics and pandemics. Popular reading on a timely topic.


Author Bio

Lydia Kang, MD, is a practicing internal medicine physician and author of young adult fiction and adult fiction. Her YA novels include Control, Catalyst, and the upcoming The November Girl. Her adult fiction debut is entitled A Beautiful Poison. Her nonfiction has been published in JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Nate Pedersen is a librarian, historian, and freelance journalist with over 400 publications in print and online, including in the Guardian, the Believer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Art of Manliness.