Smallpox: The Fight to Eradicate a Global Scourge


"David Koplow gathers, organizes, and lucidly presents the large body of material from a wide range of disciplines, which bears on the important public policy question whether or not to destroy existing stocks of variola. Engagingly written and accessible to a wide audience, this book will provide both policy makers and citizens with the basic information they need to reach informed and thoughtful judgments on this urgent issue."--John S. Applegate, author of "The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes

"David Koplow's book is an important work on a crucial subject. The author brings together an extraordinary amount of information on a vital policy issue. There is nothing available that treats the issue of smallpox with any comparable degree of completeness. Koplow marshals sources from myriad disciplines in a coherent, well-rounded discussion providing a service to the casual as well as the sophisticated reader. This book is a one-stop reference, containing virtually all the information an analyst needs to know."--Barry Kellman, Director of the International Weapons Control Center, DePaul University College of Law.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2003


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