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The Resource Plague and cholera, Patrick Deville ; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood

Plague and cholera, Patrick Deville ; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood

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Plague and cholera
Title
Plague and cholera
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Patrick Deville ; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Paris, May 1940. Nazi troops storm the city and at Le Bourget airport, on the last flight out, sits Dr Alexandre Yersin, his gaze politely turned away from his fellow passengers with their jewels sewn into their luggage. He is too old for the combat ahead, and besides he has already saved millions of lives. When he was the brilliant young protégé of Louis Pasteur, he focused his exceptional mind on a great medical conundrum: in 1894, on a Hong Kong hospital forecourt, he identified and vaccinated against bubonic plague, later named in his honour Yersinia pestis. Swiss by birth and trained in Germany and France, he is the son of a European tradition of endeavour; but he has a romantic hunger for adventure, fuelled by tales of Livingstone and Conrad, and sets sail for South-East Asia
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Deville, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 843.9'2
  • 843.92
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Literary form
novels
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Underwood, J. A.
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Yersin, Alexandre
Label
Plague and cholera, Patrick Deville ; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781408704745
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781408704745
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Plague and cholera, Patrick Deville ; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408704745
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781408704745
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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