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Heroes

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On December 21, 2012
The word hero is used way too often in our society for any number of reasons. But actual heroes exist. One of them was the AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who died this week at the age of 44. He helped save thousands of lives through his actions, even if he couldn’t conquer his own demons […]

Socks and War

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On November 7, 2011

Although I don’t identify as a historian of technology per se, I have presented at the Society for the History of Technology before. And the technologies I deal with in my work are seemingly mun

Malaria Vaccination

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On October 19, 2011

In an incredibly great piece of public health news, researchers are getting very close to developing a vaccination against malaria. The first study showed the risk of malaria cut in half across seven

Here is a homeopathic recipe for scarlet fever from Annabella P. Hill’s, Mrs. Hill’s New Cook Book, from 1867. “As soon as the nature of the disease is ascertained, rub the patient night and morning with fat bacon, rubbing every part of the body but the head slowly and carefully.” I could write an amusing […]
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