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Guenter B. Risse¬†is a professor emeritus of the history of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He answered some questions about his book Driven by Fear:¬†Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco’s House of Pestilence. Q: What was the … Continue reading

To judge when an emerging pathogen enters the historical record, we look to medical journals and the Centers for Disease Control. To judge when an emerging pathogen enters the zeitgiest, we look to panicked news reports and conspiracy theorists on … Continue reading