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Coming Plagues - Any Opinions

deborah wisti-peterson nyneve at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 3 17:48:09 EST 1995

In article <3ebn0b$r5f at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, Issan <issan at aol.com> wrote:
>Having read the Hot Zone, just a little bit
>Michael-Crichton-&-Stephen-King-ish, but all believable.  Is the Coming
>Plagues worth the time or just a millenialist alarm clock ringing?

if you are referring to the book _the_coming_plague_ by laurie 
garrett, i just finished this book a week ago, and i found it 
to be fascinating. this book painstakenly researched. it is an 
interesting mix of epidemiology, scientific research, and medicine 
combined with politics. it reads like a thriller (at times), a 
political commentary (at times) and a history of post-world war II 
medicine (often). i find that laurie garrett has a clear and 
consistent voice throughout the entire book, she is a very capable 
writer, and she presents the facts clearly. 

                         Deborah Wisti-Peterson
           nyneve at u.washington.edu  or wisti at zoology.washington.edu
   Department of Zoology, NJ-15, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Grad School: it's not just a job, it's an indenture!=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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