The Spanish were able to conquer the Mexica (Aztecs) due to the smallpox wiping out Tenochtitlan between 1519-21. But in the writings that survived the Spanish conquest, there were guides to the emper
I am not a historian of medicine. But as an environmental historian, I’m familiar enough with this cousin of my field to know the stories they tell well enough. And this interview with various h
If there’s one voice we need to hear from on COVID-19, it is that of Mike Davis, the great writer about disasters and inequality. His take is bracing. A year from now we may look back in admirat
Among the many cascading effects of coronavirus is going to be in the criminal injustice system: As the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus starts to creep up in states around the country,
I guess there’s no reason for Florida’s escaped monkeys to be any less disease ridden than Florida’s people: In the heart of central Florida lies Silver Spring State Park—a large p
It’s time to remember two true things about Jimmy Carter. First, he was a bad president who undermined his own administration through his obsession with inflation, his governance well to the rig
As we discussed the other day, we don’t really know what the heck is going with the Zika virus. We do know that it is causing a variety of health problems in different places that are very bad.
With all the intensive fear-mongering coverage of Ebola in the weeks before the 2014 midterm elections, you’d think that the World Health Organization declaring Sierra Leone Ebola-free would be