No. One killer is the villain of Dr. Warshaw's exhaustive history. He opens with a vivid description of the disease,- symptoms, types, effects; then traces his course through history. From Alexander the Great, Alaric, Belisarius, Cesare Borgia and Columbus, malaria was more disastrous than a human foe. Not only history, but literature and art have been shaped by malaria. He brings its story through such dramatic highlights as the Panama Canal battle, up to the recent World War. He studies the work of doctors and scientists. Occasionally he is technical in medical terms, but never obscure in the story he tells. And the market will appeal to medical and non-medical readers alike.