PLAGUE, POX AND PANDEMICS, a Jacana pocket history of epidemics in South Africa

: Phillips (H.)

R 165.00
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168 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012.


A first brief history of epidemics in South Africa, focusing on the origins, course and consequences of five epidemics that occurred between the 1700s and today: smallpox, bubonic plague, Spanish flu, polio and HIV/AIDS.

Howard Phillips is a professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town.