Don’t Bug Me – I’m Already Bugged!
Germaphobe or Germaphile? You might decide to switch teams after you read a few of these fiction and non-fiction selections about the smallest troublemakers in the world.
Saving the World
Follow the journey of a woman from Spain to the New World as she fights smallpox with the help of a dedicated doctor and a group of orphaned boys. Before she can save the world, she must save herself.
The Great Influenza
Everything you ever wanted to know about the American influenza epidemic of the early twentieth century is included in this fascinating history.
The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
RA644.S6 C37 2003
The story of the scourge of smallpox is a story of human ingenuity. Carrell paints a vivid portrait of the men and women who dedicated their lives to the eradication of this disease.
The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
RC176.C2 C48 2003
Chase, medical reporter for The Wall Street Journal, tells the heartbreaking, terrifying, and ultimately triumphant story of San Francisco's response to the bubonic plague.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Diamond's sweeping history of the past 10,000 years of human society won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Fascinating, informative, and (believe it or not) a great beach read, too.
From the author of Ellen Foster, a story set in post-World War I North Carolina. Two "diseases" at work here - misdiagnosed "female hysteria" and influenza.
From the author of Bee Season, a delightful story of a woman's battle against the newly- minted gods of the early twentieth century - physicians. Goldberg's story is enhanced by her inventive literary style - influenza was never this much fun!
The Dress Lodger
Grave robbers - prostitutes - rat catchers - the Evil Eye -- cholera in 19th century London - we have it all!
The Great Plague: The Story of London's Most Deadly Year
RC178.G72 L665 2004
The deadly year was 1665. An absorbing medical and historical recreation of the terror in London as bubonic plague wiped out nearly a third of the city's population.
Last Town on Earth
A small town in Washington state remains free from influenza and decides to keep all strangers out until the danger passes. That is, until an ailing soldier begs for sanctuary . . .