Contagion

How Commerce Has Spread Disease
Author(s): 
Harrison, Mark
ISBN: 
9780300123579
Date published: 
September 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

Disease and commerce are among the most powerful forces that have shaped the modern world. They are also closely intertwined: over many centuries trade has been the single most important factor in the spread of diseases throughout the world. In this book, the author provides a historical study of contagious illness and commerce.