John Ryle, 5 November 1992
Show More To Blight with Plague: Studies in a Literary Theme by Barbara Fass Leavy.
New York, 237 pp., £27.95, August 1992, 0 8147 5059 1Show More
Epidemics and Ideas: Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence edited by Terence Ranger and Paul Slack.
Cambridge, 346 pp., £35, April 1992, 9780521402767Show More
The Fourth Horseman: A Short History of Epidemics, Plagues and Other Scourges by Andrew Nikiforuk.
Fourth Estate, 200 pp., £14.99, April 1992, 1 85702 051 0Show More
In Time of Plague: The History and Social Consequences of Lethal Epidemic Disease edited by Arien Mack.
New York, 272 pp., $35, November 1991, 0 8147 5467 8Show More
Miasmas and Disease: Public Health and the Environment in the Pre-Industrial Age by Carlo Cipolla, translated by Elizabeth Potter.
Yale, 101 pp., £16.95, March 1992, 0 300 04806 8Show More
International Journal of STD and Aids. Vol. II, Supplement I: Aids and the Epidemics of History edited by Harry Rolin, Richard Creese and Ronald Mann.
Royal Society of Medicine, January 2000, 0 00 956462 4Show More
Monopolies of Loss by Adam Mars-Jones.
Faber, 250 pp., £5.99, September 1992, 0 571 16691 1Show More
Aids in Africa: Its Present and Future Impact edited by Tony Barrett and Piers Blaikie.
Belhaven, 193 pp., £35, January 1992, 1 85293 115 9Show More
“... in medical and technological history in particular – at which it has made its fatal entrance. Andrew Nikiforuk, a Canadian journalist, argues in The Fourth Horseman that Aids is not as different as we suppose. The pandemic is driven by a familiar conjunction of economic and biological circumstances, which he refers to as the ‘dismal ...”