1887

Chapter 1 : Eradication: a Prologue

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Preview this chapter:
Zoom in
Zoomout

Eradication: a Prologue, Page 1 of 2

| /docserver/preview/fulltext/10.1128/9781555817862/9781555812256_Chap01-1.gif /docserver/preview/fulltext/10.1128/9781555817862/9781555812256_Chap01-2.gif

Abstract:

This chapter is a prologue to the book Global Disease Eradication: the Race for the Last Child . It provides an insight into the book, commencing from the history of eradication and completing with the three global campaigns to eradicate malaria, smallpox, and polio. The history of eradication itself is such that it raises serious questions about whether we can and whether we should attempt to eradicate another disease. Eradication programs are as delicate as a child's health. They are built around the child. While Global Disease Eradication: the Race for the Last Child focuses on all aspects of disease eradication, the image of the child remains most powerful. Eradication cherishes an ideal—freedom from disease—that makes sense to most people and that transcends mere ethnic or national divisions. Often this message gets across, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Each of the three campaigns was interesting in its own right, but more importantly, each shaped the international programs that will follow in our race to save the last child.

Citation: Needham C, Canning R. 2003. Eradication: a Prologue, p 1-4. In Global Disease Eradication. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817862.ch1
Highlighted Text: Show | Hide
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

/content/book/10.1128/9781555817862.chap1

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Please check the format of the address you have entered.
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error