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The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History, with a new introduction

By: Donald R. Hopkins

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2002 [1983]

Seller ID: 351688

ISBN: 0226351688

Condition: 398 pages, 6 x 9, 36 halftones, 15 line drawings, paperback, University of Chicago Press


Once known as the "great fire" or "spotted death," smallpox has been rivaled only by plague as a source of supreme terror. Although naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated in 1977, recent terrorist attacks in the United States have raised the possibility that someone might craft a deadly biological weapon from stocks of the virus that remain in known or perhaps unknown laboratories.In The Greatest Killer, Donald R. Hopkins provides a fascinating a... View more info