Centering on the 1892 cholera epidemic in Hamburg, this study focuses on the social role of science and medicine, of the responsibilities of government to prevent and control disease and the responses of institutions to an epidemic.
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Richard J Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich in Power. He lives outside Cambridge.Review:
"A brilliantly written work of great analytical penetration." —Gordon A. Craig, The New York Review of Books
"A marvelous book, splendidly written, full of wit and anecdote, exuding scholarship and wisdom." —New Scientist
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014012473X