Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox (Paperback)

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The story of the rise and fall of smallpox, one of the most savage killers in the history of mankind, and the only disease ever to be successfully exterminated (30 years ago next year) by a public health campaign.

About the Author

GARETH WILLIAMS is Professor of Medicine and former Dean of Faculty at the University of Bristol, UK. He has written or co-authored over 20 books, including the Textbook of Diabetes (named BMA Book of the Year) and has contributed to more 30 others, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. He also writes general and humorous articles for a wider readership; his appearances on national and international radio and TV have related to the missed diagnosis of Squirrel Nutkin as well as anti-obesity pills. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to the Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, UK (visit

Product Details
ISBN: 9781349324545
ISBN-10: 134932454X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 17th, 2010
Pages: 425
Language: English