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Books Sandwiched In: Virtual Author Talks at Noon

Frank Snowden - Epidemics and Society

2021-03-04 12:00:00 2021-03-04 13:00:00 America/New_York Books Sandwiched In: Virtual Author Talks at Noon Frank Snowden discusses his book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present. Zoom -

Thursday, March 04
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-04 12:00:00 2021-03-04 13:00:00 America/New_York Books Sandwiched In: Virtual Author Talks at Noon Frank Snowden discusses his book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present. Zoom -

Frank Snowden discusses his book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.

Frank Snowden joins us for a virtual lunch hour discussion of his book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present. Snowden is Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine at Yale University. His previous books include The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900–1962 and Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884–1911.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A “brilliant and sobering” (Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal) look at the history and human costs of pandemic outbreaks

As seen on “60 Minutes”
 
The World Economic Forum #1 book to read for context on the coronavirus outbreak
 
This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare.
 
A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world’s preparedness for the next generation of diseases.

No registration necessary. Join us in Zoom using this

link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88298924361

This event will also stream live on our Facebook Page.

For more information, email Isaac Shub at ishub@nhfpl.org or call 203-946-8130.

Venue details


Webinar ID: 882 9892 4361

No registration necessary. Join us in Zoom using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88298924361

This event will also stream live on our Facebook Page.

For more information, email Isaac Shub at ishub@nhfpl.org or call 203-946-8130.