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Partly interesting, but generally bloated,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus (Gebundene Ausgabe)
"Rabid" is certainly an interesting attempt to summarize mankind's sometimes all too intimate relationship with the (medically) fascinating rabies virus.
It does cover all the important points and the parts of this book actually directly related to rabies (e.g. Pasteur's development of a vaccine, the Bali outbreak, the experimental "Milwaukee" treatment) are without question a good read. Unfortunately those story lines wouldn't have been enough for a (generally understandable) book of this length and the information contained in those parts does not exceed what you could find out yourself with a few Google searches.
So, regrettably, the book was filled with a plethora of circumstantial information, most importantly a quite detailed history of how dogs became mankind's most abiding partners or an extensive coverage of other zoonoses.
In the end, it's not really a horrible book, but I don't really see the target audience for this unshaped heap of unrelated information. If you are truly interested in rabies, save your money and conduct a web research.