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Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. His books include Quarantine! and When Germs Travel. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The New England Journal of Medicine, and he is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio. Markel is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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An Anatomy of Addiction
Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug, Cocaine
Written by Howard Markel


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $16.00

Acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel traces the careers of two brilliant young doctors—Sigmund Freud, neurologist, and William Halsted, surgeon--showing how their powerful addictions to cocaine shaped their enormous contributions to psychology and medicine.

When Freud and Halsted began their experiments with cocaine in the 1880s, neither they, nor their colleagues, had any... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

An Anatomy of Addiction
Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
Written by Howard Markel


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

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When Germs Travel
Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America and the Fears They Have Unleashed
Written by Howard Markel


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $16.00

The struggle against deadly microbes is endless. Diseases that have plagued human beings since ancient times still exist, new maladies like SARS make their way into the headlines, we are faced with vaccine shortages, and the threat of germ warfare has reemerged as a worldwide threat.

In this riveting account, medical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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When Germs Travel
Six major epidemics that have invaded America since 1900 and the fears they have unleashed
Written by Howard Markel


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $25.00

The struggle against deadly microbes is endless. Scourges that have plagued human beings since the ancients still threaten to unleash themselves; new maladies are brewing that have yet to make their appearance in the headlines; lethal germs employed as weapons of warfare and terrorism have reemerged as a worldwide menace. Regardless... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

When Germs Travel
Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America and the Fears They Have Unleashed
Written by Howard Markel


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $13.99

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