In January 2020, people began dying from a new virus in Wuhan, China. Few people truly understood the magnitude of what was happening. Except, that is, for a small group of scientific misfits who had been obsessed for years with how viruses spread and replicated - and with why governments and institutions that were supposed to look after us kept making the same mistakes time and again.
This group saw what nobody else did. A pandemic was coming. The world was not prepared.
The Premonition is the extraordinary story of a group who anticipated, traced and hunted the coronavirus as it spread within the USA; who understood the need to think differently, to learn from history, to question everything; and to do all of this fast in order to save lives and communities. It's a story about the workings of the human mind; about the failures and triumphs of human judgement and imagination; and about the politicisation of health care. It's a gripping story, tremendously told.
Paperback, 320 pages.
Measures 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm.
An early 18th-century Chinese woodcut illustrating 24 types of external haemorrhoids, from Yizong jinjian: Waike xinfa - The Golden Mirror Of Medicine: Essential Knowledge and Secrets of External Medicine. This huge work was an imperial commission printed in 1742 (in the Qianlong reign period of the Qing dynasty). Adapted from...
Henry I, youngest son of William the Conqueror, was hunting in the Forest of Lyons in Normandy when he chose to dine on his favourite fish, which "mortally chilled the old man's blood", unbalancing his humours, and caused him to die of "a surfeit of...
Although made from plastic, these pens are eerily bone-like. Choose from Tibia, Spine, Phalanx and Femur. Each pen measures between 15 and 16.5cm long.Black ink.Includes small lid
Meet some of the amazing characters and events that have shaped the world of science and medicine in History Heroes’ new 500 piece jigsaw, made in the UK from 100% recycled and sustainable cardboard. History Heroes Medicine Makers takes you on a fantastically illustrated journey...