Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Dr. Will Reviews

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Viruses, Plagues, & History by Michael B.A. Oldstone. Hardcover, 211 pp. Oxford Press, New York, New York 10016. ISBN 0-19·511723-9. 1998. Available through Oxford Press, 198 MadisonAvenue, New York, New York 10016. $25.00, price subject to change without notice.

Viruses, Plagues and History will serve useful for the inquisitive science reader as a general purpose reference for the historic aspects of the diseases covered. The material is pleasant to read and holds the attention of the reader. It is not heavy or boring. The references are sufficient but are not as extensive as they may appear at first, since many are repeated by the format used.