House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)

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By William H. Foege

A tale of braveness and risk-taking, House on Fire tells how smallpox, a illness that killed, blinded, and scarred thousands over centuries of human historical past, used to be thoroughly eliminated in a extraordinary triumph of drugs and public health and wellbeing. half autobiography, half secret, the tale is advised by way of a guy who used to be one of many architects of a thorough vaccination scheme that turned a key method in finishing the terrible illness whilst it used to be ultimately contained in India. In residence on fireplace, William H. Foege describes his personal studies in public healthiness and information the striking application that concerned humans from international locations all over the world in pursuit of a unmarried objective—eliminating smallpox perpetually. wealthy with the main points of way of life, in addition to a number of adventures, House on Fire offers an intimate experience of what it's wish to paintings at the floor in a few of the world’s so much impoverished countries—and tells what it truly is wish to give a contribution to courses that actually do switch the world.

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See additionally provides vaccinia virus, seventy five van Bibber, Dr. (Lincoln’s physician), 7 variola minor, 185–186 variolation: improvement of, forty; in India, 89, ninety one, 95–96; Jenner and, 8–9; in previous international, 40–42 Washington, George, 6–7 watch guards, 152, 153 Watson, William, 133 Weller, Tom, 25–26, 200n8 West Africa, 72–75 West and vital African Smallpox Eradication/Measles regulate software (CDC handbook), seventy six West Bengal, India, 106, 121, 177 international health and wellbeing meeting (WHA), 10, 27, 47–48, ninety eight global well-being association (WHO), 10; archival files and, 143–144; CDC involvement and, eighty four, one hundred sixty; Ethiopian application and, 185–186; development of instruments and, 189; software in India and, 100–102, 104, one hundred and five, 117, 129–131, a hundred and fifty five, 164; software in Nigeria and, 46–53; surveillance and containment procedure and, seventy four, 75–76.

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