Campus Units

Animal Science, Microbiology

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

139

Last Page

140

DOI

10.1128/jmbe.v14i1.584

Abstract

Review of: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus; Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy; (2012). Viking Press, New York, NY. 240 pages. The fear of rabies lurks deep in the world’s collective consciousness. In their book, Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus, Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy describe the cultural impact of this rare but viscerally terrifying viral infection. This book spans both millennia and the globe with descriptions of Greek myths with rabid overtones and the rabies outbreak in New York’s Central Park in 2009. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize both notable rabies cases throughout history and the impact of the disease on shaping our language, religion, literature, cinema, and the science of microbiology.

Comments

This is a book review from Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 14 (2013): 139, doi:10.1128/jmbe.v14i1.584. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society for Microbiology

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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