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Passionate medicine: the emotional fight against epidemic disease

Tom Koch  Toronto, Canada   The Plague at Ashdod, 1630 Nicolas Poussin Musée du Louvre, Paris Great medicine is driven by great passion, by a sense of outrage at the indignity that a disease visits on its victims. Across history the search for a solution to epidemic diseases has been rooted not in a desire […]