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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"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foege, William H.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Milbank Memorial Fund
Series statement
California/Milbank books on health and the public
Series volume
21
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  • Foege, William H
  • Foege, William H
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • Physicians
  • Public health personnel
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • International Cooperation
  • International Cooperation
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Public health personnel
  • Physicians
  • Smallpox
Label
House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox, William H. Foege
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn712769678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520948891
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40019383333
  • ebc672392
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxfg2
  • 7b292ffe-c532-4428-a4be-94f9c36378a6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712769678
Label
House on fire : the fight to eradicate smallpox, William H. Foege
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn712769678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520948891
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40019383333
  • ebc672392
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxfg2
  • 7b292ffe-c532-4428-a4be-94f9c36378a6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712769678

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