YELLOW JACK - HOW YELLOW FEVER RAVAGED AMERICA AND WALTER REED DISCOVERED ITS DEADLY SECRETS - JOHN R. PIERCE AND JIM WRITER

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (March 29, 2005)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 278 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0471472611
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0471472612
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 500g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.38 x 0.98 x 9.67 inches

Sách hiện có tại 205 Trần Huy Liệu, phường 8, Phú Nhuận.

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"Yellow Jack: How Yellow Fever Ravaged America and Walter Reed Discovered Its Deadly Secrets" by John R. Pierce and Jim Writer is a gripping historical account that chronicles the devastating impact of yellow fever on America and the groundbreaking discoveries made by Dr. Walter Reed.

Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the book paints a vivid picture of the deadly disease's spread across the United States, particularly in cities like New Orleans and Memphis. Through meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Pierce and Writer detail the panic and devastation wrought by yellow fever outbreaks, which decimated communities and baffled medical professionals.

Central to the narrative is Dr. Walter Reed, a pioneering scientist who led the team that ultimately uncovered the secrets of yellow fever transmission. Through a series of daring experiments in Cuba, Reed and his colleagues demonstrated that the disease was spread by mosquitoes, a discovery that revolutionized our understanding of infectious diseases and paved the way for effective prevention and control measures.

"Yellow Jack" is not only a riveting tale of scientific discovery but also a poignant reflection on the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Through the stories of individuals affected by yellow fever and the tireless efforts of medical researchers like Walter Reed, the book sheds light on a crucial chapter in the history of public health and the ongoing battle against infectious diseases.

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