Infectious Disease

Juan–Carlos Argüelles

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

Salvatore Barbuti, Domenico Martinelli, and Rosa Prato

Bari in the seventh cholera pandemic

Cristóbal S Berry-Cabán

Katherine Anne Porter and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

Nazan Bilgel

Lament to measles

Amogh BJNanditha Venkatesan

Rheumatic fever: evolution of causal concepts and management

Denise Bockwoldt

Navigating the waters of post-COVID survivorship

Emily Boyle

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

Art Boylston

Smallpox inoculation: prelude to vaccination

Barry Cathlove

Plague Sydney 1900

Neha Chauhan

A plastic surgeon’s weeks in lockdown

Enrique Chaves-Carballo

Darling of Panama

Abigail Cline

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

Cross De Idialu 

Not all heroes wear capes

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

Colleen Donnelly

COVID-19 and the Black Death

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 new

Hayat El Boukari

Philadelphia’s plague

James L. Franklin

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

Denis Gill

Polio conundrums

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

Animality revisited in times of the coronavirus: A fable

Victor Grech

COVID-19 and Malta’s Black Plague epidemic of 1813

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

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

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

Kevin Loughlin

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

Salvatore Mangione

Bugs and people: when epidemics change history

Edward McSweegan

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

S.E.S. Medina

Danse of the virus

Andrea Meyerhoff
        Streptococcus and me

Matthew Migliozzi, David Forstein, Sarah Rindner & 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?

Roger Ruiz Moral

      Applause: reflections on “The Plague” and being a doctor in a pandemic

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

Emerging infections: a perpetual challenge

Lisa Mullenneaux

Outwitting ‘Typhoid Mary’

M. Sophia Newman

The hidden history of Lomidine

Lom Bryan-Bill Ning

Quinine and the cinchona plant: gain or bane for Africa?

Kenneth Okpomo

Making history by eradicating Ebola

Clara Orban

AIDS literature: a cross cultural perspective

Harsh Patolia

The forgotten many of the Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments

J.M.S. Pearce

Leprosy: A nearly forgotten malady
The bubonic plague in Eyam
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and smallpox

Godfrey Pearlson

Smallpox vaccination in the satirical work of James Gillray

Constance E. Putnam

Lajos Markusovszky: Semmelweis’s Best Friend

Elisabeth Preston-Hsu

Ebola on this side

Astrid Primadhani

Disease mapping: tracing the urban epidemic

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

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

Satish Saroshe

Ronald Ross: polymath and discoverer

Mariella Scerri

The 1918 Pandemic—the collective story versus the personal narrative
Faith and patron saints during the Black Death

Mindy A. Schwartz

Tuberculosis – a journey across time

P. Ravi Shankar

Locked down!

Terri Sinnott

One woman’s journey for a tuberculosis cure

Annabelle Slingerland

How a small town kept smallpox small

Robert Stern, Piotr Kozlowski, and David Forstein

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

Jennifer Summers

A flu that brought nations to a standstill

Mariel Tishma

Clara Maass, yellow fever, and the early days of ethical medical testing
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

Edward Winslow

Have we learned anything from 1918-1919 influenza?

Janet Wolter

Recollections of a polio ward

Michael Yafi

Epidemics from plague to Coronavirus

Noam Zeffren, Tova Chein, 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

The Plague of Athens
Lady Mary Wortley Montague: variolation against smallpox
Fleas in art and medicine
St. Francis heals a leper
Cholera in France 1859
Vaccinating a young child
Intubation for diphtheria
Strange complications of vaccination