2007 Threat #02 Infectious Disease Top Books

Earth Threat #2: Infectious Disease

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
1.  Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health by Laurie Garrett
The list author says:
“See my longer review. This book, C. K. Prahalad’s book on “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid,” and the work of Paul Hawken and Herman Daly are what got me to launch the Earth Intelligence Network–I realized our government is lunatic in focusing on terrorism in the context of the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers.”
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dangerous Diseases & Epidemics
2.  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dangerous Diseases & Epidemics by David Perlin
The list author says:
“How can you miss with a title like this.”
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Control of Communicable Diseases Manual
3.  Control of Communicable Diseases Manual by James Chin
The list author says:
“We try.  However, no airport, train, or bus manager has the authority to detail an entire vehicle worth of passengers for medical screening even under the most disturbing of symptomatic conditions.”
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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe
4.  Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe by William Rosen
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“Plagues are not necessarily bad.”
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Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
5.  Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service by Maryn McKenna
The list author says:
“This is absolutely fascinating.  Larry Brilliant’s first Google.org investment was in the Global Public Health Intelligence Network.  Early warning requires early observation, one reason why denied areas like China may suffer millions of dead as a penalty (or blessing) for their closed communications.”
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Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (Color Atlas & Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology)
6.  Koneman’s Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (Color Atlas & Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology) by Elmer W. Koneman
The list author says:
“Very cool.”
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Infectious Diseases in 30 Days
7.  Infectious Diseases in 30 Days by Frederick S. Southwick
The list author says:
“Great title, a probable winner.”
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Infectious Diseases Quick Glance (LANGE Quick Glance)
8.  Infectious Diseases Quick Glance (LANGE Quick Glance) by Frederick S. Southwick
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“Very expensive but probably worth it.”
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The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
9.  The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston
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“Be afraid.”
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Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface
10.  Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface by Paul Farmer
The list author says:
“An alternative to Laurie Garrett,”
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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
11.  The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
The list author says:
“The best writer in English on this topic.”
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Sherris Medical Microbiology : An Introduction to Infectious Diseases
12.  Sherris Medical Microbiology : An Introduction to Infectious Diseases by C. Ray
The list author says:
“Introductory work.”
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Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set
13.  Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set by Gerald L. Mandell
The list author says:
“The big dog.  If I don’t find a book that covers it, be aware that we have four big problems: 1)  resistant strains from decades of Russian and US over-prescription of antibiotics; 2) completely new diseases like SARS; 3) mutating diseases that combine in an animal host; and 4) the leap of diseases from animals to humans (e.g. West Nile, SARS).”
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Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola: Nature, Accident, or Intentional?
14.  Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola: Nature, Accident, or Intentional? by Leonard G. Horowitz
The list author says:
“Worth careful consideration.  Some of the stuff Pfizer and others are doing in Africa is not just criminal, it threatens all of humanity.”
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Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
15.  Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases by American Academy of Pediatrics
The list author says:
“I like the focus on children.”
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Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them
16.  Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters
The list author says:
“For vacation reading (smile).”
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Environmental Health: Third Edition
17.  Environmental Health: Third Edition by D. W. Moeller
The list author says:
“Health is a four-part deal: healthy lifestyle, healthy environment, natural or alternative cures, and both last and least (but most expensive and abusive) medical remediation.”
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Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics
18.  Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by Dr. John McKenna
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“Very important.”
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Essentials of Environmental Health
19.  Essentials of Environmental Health by Robert H. Friis
The list author says:
“Never can have too much of this topic.”
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International Travel Health Guide
20.  International Travel Health Guide by Stuart Rose
The list author says:
“The web can be more up-to-date, but for the frequent traveler, this is a value.”
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Timebomb : The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
21.  Timebomb : The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis by Lee B. Reichman
The list author says:
“Popularized by the moron lawyer that flew across the Atlantic, this is worth noting.  Laurie Garrett’s Betrayal of Trust was the first major book to show how over-prescription of antibiotics in Russia, and Russian prisons, created a really terrible form of resistant tuberculosis.”
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Plagues & Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease
22.  Plagues & Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease by Alfred J. Bollet
The list author says:
“I like the historical aspect.”
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How I Conquered Cancer Naturally
23.  How I Conquered Cancer Naturally by Eydie Mae
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“One of the books banned by the American Medical Association….”
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New York Times Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburn Fever to Avian Flu
24.  New York Times Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburn Fever to Avian Flu by Denise Grady
The list author says:
“Garrett is the best, but this is useful.”
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Infections of Leisure
25.  Infections of Leisure by David Schlossberg
The list author says:
“Brilliant.  Obesity plus.”
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Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins
26.  Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins by Thomas E. Levy
The list author says:
“Definitely worthwhile.”
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Revenge of the Microbes: How Bacterial Resistance Is Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle
27.  Revenge of the Microbes: How Bacterial Resistance Is Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle by Abigail A. Salyers
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“Thesis, anti-thesis, synthesis.”
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The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition
28.  The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition by W. J. Rorabaugh
The list author says:
“Worth noting.  Homosexuality is not a disease, it is a genetic condition.  Alcohol kills vastly more people and costs vastly more in damages than marijuana.  So why are we putting all these people in jail for marijuana and allowing restuarants to serve alcohol with no designated driver at the table?”
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Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management
29.  Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management by Donald A. Henderson MD
The list author says:
“As one of the first CIA officers to chase terrorists, ostensibly full-time, in the 1980’s, I have to say, books like this are largely worthless.  The biological and chemical toxins we allow Wal-Mart and Dupont and others to spew into the Earth are vastly more likely to take out millions than anything a terrorist might do.”
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