“The word “genius” has been debased by frequent use, but this is a work of undeniable genius in the most exalted sense. What Stephen Jay Gould did for natural history, Philip Alcabes has done for public health.”
– Harriet Washington, winner of the 2008 National Book Award for Medical Apartheid
Epidemics fascinate us. Look at all the ways we offer accounts of epidemics, and how often.