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The Resource House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox, William H. Foege

House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox, William H. Foege

Label
House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox
Title
House on fire
Title remainder
the fight to eradicate smallpox
Statement of responsibility
William H. Foege
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A story of courage and risk-taking, House on Fire tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health. Part autobiography, part mystery, the story is told by a man who was one of the architects of a radical vaccination scheme that became a key strategy in ending the horrible disease when it was finally contained in India. In House on Fire, William H. Foege describes his own experiences in public health and details the remarkable program that involved people from countries around the world in pursuit of a single objective: eliminating smallpox forever. Rich with the details of everyday life, as well as a few adventures, House on Fire gives an intimate sense of what it is like to work on the ground in some of the world's most impoverished countries -- and tells what it is like to contribute to programs that really do change the world"--Dust jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foege, William H.
Dewey number
614.5/21
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 G-525
  • WC 585
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Milbank Memorial Fund
Series statement
California/Milbank books on health and the public
Series volume
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • Foege, William H
  • Physicians
  • Public health personnel
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • International Cooperation
  • International Cooperation
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
Label
House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox, William H. Foege
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-207) and index
Contents
A loathsome disease -- A succession of mentors -- Practicing public health in Nigeria -- Fire line around a virus -- Extinguishing smallpox in a time of war -- Under the rule of variola -- Unwarranted optimism -- A gorgeous coalition -- Rising numbers, refining strategy -- Water on a burning house -- Smallpox zero
Control code
ocn667592570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 218 p.
Isbn
9780520268364
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041703
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)667592570
Label
House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox, William H. Foege
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-207) and index
Contents
A loathsome disease -- A succession of mentors -- Practicing public health in Nigeria -- Fire line around a virus -- Extinguishing smallpox in a time of war -- Under the rule of variola -- Unwarranted optimism -- A gorgeous coalition -- Rising numbers, refining strategy -- Water on a burning house -- Smallpox zero
Control code
ocn667592570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 218 p.
Isbn
9780520268364
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041703
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)667592570

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