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bhjelle at unm.edu bhjelle at unm.edu
Thu Jan 5 09:50:41 EST 1995

In article <199501041622.AA20286 at wugate.wustl.edu>,
 <saboteur at BORCIM.WUSTL.EDU> wrote:
> Issan <issan at aol.com> wrote:
About The Coming Plague:

>as epidemiology. Also, several important emerging diseases, such as hepatitis C,
>are hardly even described.(Not surprising though, since it has received very
>little lay press, and she seemed to limit herself to those "sexy" diseases).
>One other thing I noticed, Garrett seemed to show a bias in mentioning sources
>with a Harvard affiliation, which seems a little small minded. Therefore, I do
>recommend this book, if only for its vivid gore, but not for its
>comprehensive- ness, or scientific accuracy. Just my thoughts...
I too found the book prone to breathless
hero-worshipping in coverage of those stories
with which I was very familiar. Not at all
an objective account of historical events,
but interesting reading and much less 
sensationalized than The Hot Zone.


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