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Ridding the World of Diseases Forever

By Nancy Leys Stepan
13-minute read
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Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever by Nancy Leys Stepan

Eradication (2011) is about the health community’s attempts to eradicate certain diseases from the face of the planet. These blinks trace the history of disease eradication, its successes and failures, and the complicated political issues it raises.

  • Students of medicine or public health
  • Anyone interested in the eradication of disease

Nancy Leys Stepan is a professor of public health history at Columbia University. She focuses on eugenics and Latin America.

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