How Venetians Invented Health Care
by Meredith F. Small
It's been widely discussed during this pandemic year that Venetians invented the quarantine. But the author of a new book on Venice's history of innovation argues that it was just one of the public health measures for which we can thank them.
Contagion and Recovery in the Hittite Empire
by Eva von Dassow
The progress of an ancient plague shows that when faith--in gods or medical research--fails, it's a long road to safety.
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