Infectious Disease

A – J

Juan–Carlos Argüelles

The early days of the Nobel Prize and Golden Age of Microbiology

Patrick Ashinze

Lassa: The small town with the mark of death new

Arpan K. Banerjee

Book review: Pandemic Obsession: How They Feature in our Popular Culture new

Salvatore Barbuti, Domenico Martinelli, and Rosa Prato

Bari in the seventh cholera pandemic

Nazan Bilgel

Lament to measles

Amogh BJNanditha Venkatesan

Rheumatic fever: evolution of causal concepts and management

Emily Boyle

“Scarlet letters”—the depiction of scarlet fever in literature

Art Boylston

Smallpox inoculation: prelude to vaccination

Richard J. E. Brown

Malaria in defeat and victory

Barry R. Catchlove

Plague Sydney 1900

Enrique Chaves-Carballo

Darling of Panama
Carlos J. Finlay: the mosquito man
The germ of laziness
Palo Seco: A leper colony in Panama

Abigail Cline

Tales from the crypt: the mosaic symbolism of Louis Pasteur’s tomb

Lea Dacy

Milwaukee’s unlikely public health advocate

Cross De Idialu 

Not all heroes wear capes

Jose de la Fuente
        Anaplasmosis: what we can learn from Lam’s surrealistic animalarium

Anahita Dua

Quarantining souls: the impact of plague village

Martin Duke

Maxwell Finland: expert in infectious diseases

George Dunea

Fracastorius, the man who named syphilis
Dr. Uplavici’s studies on amebic dysentery
Daniel Carrion and his disease
David Bruce, discoverer of brucellosis
Baruch Blumberg who discovered the hepatitis B virus 
Botulism: from pork sausages to Botox 
Simon Flexner, infectious diseases pioneer 
The men who defeated syphilis
Scrofula or the king’s evil new
William Budd and typhoid fever new

Kathryne Dycus

Peter Panum and the “geography of disease”

Hayat El Boukari

Philadelphia’s plague

Howard Fischer

Scotland’s Anthrax Island

Robert Koch, M.D., and the cure for sleeping sickness: ethics versus economics
When Papa Doc treated yaws
Dr. Gerhard Domagk and prontosil: dyeing beats dying
Dr. Oriol Mitjà: seeking to understand old and new infectious diseases
Diagnosis: Neurosyphilis. Treatment: Malaria, iatrogenic
Leprosy and armadillos: Handle with care

James L. Franklin

A Cold War Vaccine: Albert Sabin, Russia and the oral polio vaccine

Denis Gill

Polio conundrums

Pavane L. Gorrepati

A historical analysis of the military’s method of anti-malaria health education through print

Sarah Jane Irawa

Matushka’s ordeal

Anne Jacobson

Plagues and prejudice
The scourge, the scientist, and the swindle

Beth Jarosz

Casanova: Patient Zero and other insights into sexual health in the 1700s

Stewart Justman

“God Helps Them That Help Themselves”: Poor Richard and the inoculation controversy

K – P


Tafadzwa Kasambira


Larry Kerr

Preparing for a zombie apocalypse

William Kingston

Chance in the origins of antibiotics

Travis Kirkwood

Health, wellness, and their determinants

Khameer Kishore Kidia

A disease of society: cholera through the ages

Stephen A. Klotz and Justin O. Schmidt

Pursuing Hualapai tigers in the Mule Mountains

Tom Koch

Passionate medicine: the emotional fight against epidemic disease

Peter Koplin

Ernest Black Struthers: missionary life, kala azar, and military strife

Antoinette van der Kuyl

Dandy fever in New Orleans, 1828

Lauren Lewis

A Return to a Moralistic Perception of Disease: Prudence in the Time of Cholera

Vicky Li

Ancient remedies for modern times new

Philip R. Liebson

Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau and aeration of the White Plague

Kevin R. Loughlin

Salk and Sabin: the disease, the rivalry and the vaccine

Salvatore Mangione

Bugs and people: when epidemics change history

Constance Markey

Giovanni Boccaccio on pandemics past and present

Edward McSweegan

How conflict and bureaucracy delayed the elimination of yellow fever
The hunt for a yellow fever therapy
The Schoolhouse Lab

S.E.S. Medina

AIDS: Thru a glass darkly

Andrea Meyerhoff
        Streptococcus and me

Matthew Migliozzi, David Forstein, Sarah Rindner, and Robert Stern

Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition: III. The Bris: Jewish ritual circumcision and hemophilia

Kayvon Modjarrad

A changing paradigm for medical research: the evolution of the clinical trial

Eleanor J. Molloy

Did Macbeth have syphilis?

David M Morens, Gregory K Folkers, and Anthony S Fauci

Emerging infections: a perpetual challenge

Lisa Mullenneaux

Outwitting ‘Typhoid Mary’

Clara Orban

AIDS literature: a cross cultural perspective

Anthony Papagiannis

Rapid testing for the masses

Harsh Patolia

The forgotten many of the Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments

J.M.S. Pearce

Leprosy: A nearly forgotten malady
The bubonic plague in Eyam
Epidemic cholera and Joseph William Bazalgette
John Walker, vaccinator extraordinaire
Koch’s postulates revisited

Godfrey Pearlson

Smallpox vaccination in the satirical work of James Gillray

Robert Perlman

Oswaldo Cruz and the eradication of infectious diseases in Brazil

Brendan Pulsifer

The climate cure: Treating tuberculosis in the nineteenth century WIN ’23

Constance E. Putnam

Lajos Markusovszky: Semmelweis’s Best Friend

Elisabeth Preston-Hsu

Ebola on this side

Astrid Primadhani

Disease mapping: tracing the urban epidemic

R – Z


Jayant Radhakrishnan

Sir Alexander Fleming: A microbiologist at work and play
Use of masks to control the spread of infection: more than a century of confusion
Recognition at last
Gain of function

Vicent Rodilla

El garrotillo: on diphtheria and Goya

Damiano Rondelli

Edward Jenner (1749-1823): from variolation to vaccination

Gregory M. Rutecki

Consumption, Collapse, and Family by Alice Neel

Tuberculosis Retrenched at Saranac Lake: A Herald for Contemporary Hospitals

Reflections on early 20th century tuberculosis: a juxtaposition of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain and Edward L. Trudeau’s Autobiography

Philip John Ryan

Lord Florey and the other war

Tanzila Atifali Saiyed

Revisiting the history of kuru

Shafiqah Samarasam

The forerunner

Satish Saroshe

Ronald Ross: polymath and discoverer

Saty Satya-Murti

The other Timothy Leary

“Killed By Vaccination”: the enduring currency of a nineteenth century illogic

Mindy A. Schwartz

Tuberculosis – a journey across time

Annabelle Slingerland

How a small town kept smallpox small

David Spadafora

Mortality data, risk probability, and the psychology of assent in the enlightenment smallpox debate

Robert Stern, Piotr Kozlowski, and David Forstein

Jewish ritual immersion in the mikveh and the concept of communal immunity

Mariel Tishma

The global journey of variolation

Russell Tomar

A Physician-Scientist’s odyssey at the dawn of AIDS

Kathryn Tone

Washington’s deadliest enemy

Emmanuel Ugokwe

Penicillin’s unique discovery

George Venters

Leith in the time of cholera – the story of Thomas Latta

Janet Wolter

Recollections of a polio ward

Noam Zeffren, Tova Chein, and Roberrt Stern

Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition

Public health measures derived from the Jewish tradition:  II. washing and cleaning

Raisa Zubareva

Path of compassion



Andrea del Sarto – plague in Florence

A view of syphilis from the 19th century (Robert Thomas)

The Plague of Athens (Thucydites)
Fleas in art and medicine
St. Francis heals a leper
Cholera in France 1859 (William Sharp)
Vaccinating a young child
Intubation for diphtheria
Strange complications of vaccination
Sir Patrick Manson—“Father of Tropical Medicine” (Harley Williams)