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15%OFFMary Guinan - Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS - 9781421419992 - V9781421419992
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Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS

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Description for Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS Hardback. Occasionally heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, Guinan's account of her pathbreaking career will inspire public health students and future medical detectives-and give all readers insight into that part of the government exclusively devoted to protecting their health. Num Pages: 136 pages, 13 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: BM; MBN; MJCJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 216 x 140 x 15. .
In 1974, a young doctor arrived at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with one goal in mind: to help eradicate smallpox. The only woman physician in her class in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a two-year epidemiology training program, Mary Guinan soon was selected to join India's Smallpox Eradication Program, which searched out and isolated patients with the disease. By May of 1975, the World Health Organization declared Uttar Pradash smallpox-free. During her barrier-crossing career, Dr. Guinan met arms-seeking Afghan insurgents in Pakistan and got caught in the cross fire between religious groups in Lebanon. She ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Weight
284 g
Number of Pages
144
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD, United States
ISBN
9781421419992
SKU
V9781421419992
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-50

About Mary Guinan
Mary Guinan, PhD, MD, was the founding dean of the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is now professor emerita. She was the first woman to serve as the chief scientific advisor to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anne D. Mather was the managing editor of the CDC ... Read more

Reviews for Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS
In Adventures of a Female Medical Detective, Guinan weaves together twelve vivid stories of her life in medicine, describing her individual experiences in controlling outbreaks, researching new diseases, and caring for patients with untreatable infections. She offers readers a feisty, engaging, and uniquely female perspective from a time when very few women worked in the field. Occasionally heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, ... Read more

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