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When plague strikes : the Black Death, smallpox, AIDS

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Compassionate and arresting, this exploration of three major diseases that have changed the course of history--the bubonic plague, smallpox, and AIDS--chronicles their fearsome death toll, their lasting social, economic, and political implications, and how medical knowledge and treatments have advanced as a result of the crises they have occasioned. "A book that would serve well for reports, but it is also a fascinating read."--SLJ. Best Books of 1995 (SLJ)Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies 1996 (NCSS/CBC)1995 Young Adult Editors' Choices (BL)1995 Top of the List Non Fiction (BL)1996 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)Notable Children's Books of 1996 (ALA)

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