Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Quarantining souls: The impact of plague village

    Anahita Dua Wisconsin, United States Eyam church and graveyard where plague victims are buried. Infectious diseases have debilitated or ended more lives in history than any other illness. Quarantine, from the Italian quaranta, has been implemented since the fourteenth century as the cornerstone of a coordinated effort to control the spread of disease.1 Isolation is…