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Deadly Companions


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Preface ; Introduction ; 1. How it all began ; 2. Microbes and our hunter gatherer ancestors ; 3. Microbes exploit the sedentary lifestyle ; 4. Microbes, crowds and poverty ; 5. Microbes go global ; 6. Microbes, famine and starvation ; 7. Science intervenes ; 8. Current problems ; Conclusions ; Glossary ; Index

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Dorothy Crawford is Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, where she is also Assistant Principal for the Public Understanding of Medicine. She was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to medicine and higher education.
Books by the same author:
The Invisible Enemy: A Natural History of Viruses


Lucid and authoritative... crisply written narrative. Wendy Moore, Sunday Telegraph Fascinating... Deadly Companions is authoritative, detailed and - despite its gruesome subject - never sensational. PD Smith, The Guardian

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