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Title:

A History of Eradication—Successes, Failures, and Controversies

Authors:
D. A. Henderson
Date posted:
March 10, 2012
Publication type:
Book review
Publication:

Lancet 2012;379(9819):884-885

Publisher:
Elsevier
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60381-X
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Introduction:

In Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever? noted medical historian Nancy Leys Stepan objectively explores the origin, development of, and controversy surrounding eradication programmes during the past century—warts and all. The campaigns at issue are few but they have been the largest international health initiatives so far undertaken. Each is a saga unto itself. Proposals for the eradication of other diseases are regularly under consideration and often debated. Thus, the need to better understand the history of eradication programmes and their evolution.

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