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Get Well Soon

History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

By Jennifer Wright
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Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright

Get Well Soon (2017) tells the story of the diseases and epidemics that have plagued humans from the distant past right up to the twentieth century, detailing the theories that people once had about certain diseases and how to treat them. There’s room in the story too for the heroes who made breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of diseases, or who helped sufferers when others shunned them.  

  • Students of history and the history of medicine
  • Anyone interested in public health
  • Medics in need of quirky anecdotes for dinner parties

Jennifer Wright is the author of It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Break-Ups in History. She has also written for the New York Observer, Cosmopolitan and Maxim.

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