Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright. Published by Henry Holt

Ready for a nice, bedtime read? How about this one, Wright’s history of the worst illnesses that have plagued mankind. Yes, it’s a nasty subject, but what a fascinating nasty subject. From the Black Death that wiped out millions during the middle ages to  leprosy, smallpox, syphilis (bet you didn’t know there was a club for men with rotting facial features back in the day) to polio, Ebola and Legionnaire’s disease, Wright covers them all. The woman has dome her homework and this book is meticulously researched, but make no mistake, this is no dull, dry tome. Full of snarky insight and sometimes inappropriate humor, this is a fascinating book about history and medicine for anyone interested in either topic

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s