n South African Medical Journal - Plague, Pox and Pandemics : A Jacana Pocket History of Epidemics in South Africa, Howard Phillips : book review : izindaba

Volume 102, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The carefully chosen account of the five epidemics that emerged in South Africa over a few centuries following European conquests makes for fascinating reading. The book is rich with detail, eminently readable and entertaining, the seriousness of the subject matter notwithstanding. It is well written, concise and covers complex, often unappreciated, historical events.

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