THE RANKS OF DEATH by Col. P.M. Ashburn

THE RANKS OF DEATH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An interrelation of disease to the conquest of America as it was introduced by this country's various invaders, this offers little that is new except in the angle of approach used, and is largely a rather dull description of the various diseases which became prevalent. The struggle between the red man and the white, with the importation of the Negro bringing in dysentery, smallpox, intestinal worms, malaria and yellow fever. The slow killers, starvation and scurvy; the more violent pox, measles, typhus; the most widespread malaria, jellowjack, dengue; the respiratory diseases, intestinal infections and syphilis- the ""kiss of death"".. Certainly not for a professional medical audience, and almost as certainly not for the lay members.

Pub Date: May 12th, 1947
Publisher: Coward-McCann