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Lecture on Disease in History
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
With the covid pandemic looming in the background, I’ll be discussing Disease in History in an illustrated talk at the Thomas Balch Library.
Pre-registration is required. Register here for the talk.
Until the age of modern medicine, lethal epidemics and fatal disease shaped human history as much—arguably more—than did the acts of great men (and women), and the events of politics and wars. Learn how plague, influenza, yellow fever, and small pox (as well as the “great pox,” syphilis), and especially cholera, powerfully changed the direction of the march of time.
Please join me.
An interesting article by Steven Johnson on Disease in History appeared in the New York Times recently.