Select Bibliography on History of Disease

  • Ken Alibek. Biohazard. New York: Random House, 1999.
  • John M. Barry. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. New York: Viking, 2004.
  • Allan M. Brandt. No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease In The United States Since 1880. New York: Oxford, 1985.
  • Norman Cantor. In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made. New York: Perennial, 2002.
  • Helen Bynum. Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis. New York: Oxford, 2012.
  • Frederick F. Cartwright. Disease and History. New York: Mentor, 1972.
  • Marilyn Chase. The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco. New York: Random House, 2003.
  • Carlo Cipolla. Faith, Reason, and The Plague in Seventeenth-Century Tuscany. New York: W.W.  Norton, 1979.
  • Richard Collier. The Plague of The Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919. New York: Atheneum, 1974.
  • Alfred W. Crosby, Jr. The Columbia Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1972.
  • ___. Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe. New York: Cambridge, 1986.
  • ___. America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918. New York: Cambridge, 1989.
  • Molly Caldwell Crosby. America Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History. New York: Berkley, 2006.
  • ____. .Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains one of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries. New York: Berkley, 2010.
  • Daniel Defoe. A Journal of the Plague Year. New York: Penguin, 1722, 2003.
  • Robert S. Desowitz. The Thorn in the Starfish: The Immune System and How it Works. New York: W. W. Norton, 1987.
  • ___. New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981.
  • ___. The Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People. New York: W. W. Norton, 1991.
  • ___. Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria: Torrid Diseases in a Temperate World. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.
  • Elizabeth A. Fenn. Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.
  • John G. Fuller. Fever!: The Hunt For A New Killer Virus. New York: Ballantine, 1974.
  • ___. The Day We Bombed Utah. New York: New American Library, 1984.
  • Hugh Gregory Gallagher. FDR's Splendid Deception. New York: Dodd Mead, 1985.
  • Robert Gallo. Virus Hunting: Aids, Cancer, and the Human Retrovirus: A Story of Scientific Discovery. New York: HaperCollins, 1991.
  • Laurie Garrett. The Coming Plague. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994.
  • Gerald L. Gieson. The Private Science of Louis Pasteur. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
  • Thomas Goetz. The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis. New York: Gotham Books, 2014.
  • Robert S. Gottfried. The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe. New York: Free Press, 1983.
  • Tony Gould. A Summer Plague: Polio and its Survivors. New Haven: Yale, 1995.
  • Jeanne Guillemin. Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak. Los Angles: University of California Press, 1999.
  • Robin Marantz Henig. A Dancing Matrix: Voyages Along The Viral Frontier. New York: Knopf, 1993.
  • Daniel R. Hopkins. Princes and Peasants: Smallpox In History. Chicago: University Press of Chicago, 1983
  • James H. Jones. Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. New York: Free Press, 1981.
  • Arno Karlan. Man and Mircrobes: Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times. New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1995.
  • Mary Beth Keane. Fever: A Novel of Typhoid Mary. New York: Scribners, 2013.
  • Jeanette Keith. Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2012.
  • John Kelly. The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Devastating Plague of All Times. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
  • Jeffrey Kluger. Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio. New York: Putnam, 2005.
  • Gina Kolata. Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.
  • Alan M. Kraut. Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and "The Immigration Menace." New York: Basic Books, 1994.
  • Eric Lax. The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.
  • Edward Marriott. Plague: A Story of Science, Rivalry, and the Scourge that Won't Go Away. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2002.
  • William H. McNeill. Plagues and People. Garden City: Anchor/Doubleday, 1976.
  • Katherine Ott. Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture since 1870. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.
  • James T. Patterson. The Dread Disease: Cancer and Modern American Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 1987.
  • C. J. Peters. Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses. New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1997.
  • Richard Preston. The Hot Zone. New York: Random House, 1994.
  • ___. The Cobra Event. New York: Random House, 1997.
  • ___. Demon in the Freezer. New York: Random House, 2002.
  • Joseph B. McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch. Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC. Atlanta, GA: Turner, 1996.
  • Claude Quetel. History of Syphilis. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins, 1990.
  • William Rosen. Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Modern Europe. New York: Viking, 2007.
  • Charles E. Rosenberg. The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866. Chicago: Chicago, 1987.
  • Frank Ryan, MD. The Forgotten Plague: How The Battle Against Tuberculosis Was Won --- And Lost. New York: Little, Brown, 1992, 1993.
  • . X Virus: Tracking The New Killer Plagues out of the Present and into the Future. New York: Little, Brown, 1997.
  • Marc Shell. Polio and Its Aftermath: The Paralysis of Culture. Cambridge: Harvard, 2005.
  • Randy Shilts. And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and The AIDs Epidemic. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
  • Michael Specter. Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. New York: Penguin, 2009.
  • Robert Sullivan. Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.
  • Marilyn W. Thompson. The Killer Strain: Anthrax and a Government Exposed. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
  • Jonathan B. Tucker. Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox. New York: Grove Press, 2001.
  • Abraham Verghese. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story. New York: Vintage, 1994.
  • Neil White. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir. New York: William Morrow, 2009.
  • Christopher Wills. Yellow Fever Black Goddess: Co-evolution of People and Plagues. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesely, 1996.
  • Michael Willrich. Pox: An American History. New York: Penguin, 2011.
  • Philip Ziegler. The Black Death. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
  • Hans Zinsser. Rats, Lice and History. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1935.