Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Centers for Disease Control

  • COVID-19 and 1665: Learning from Daniel Defoe

    Brian Birch Southampton, Hampshire, UK   London plague victims being buried in 1665, one of nine scenes from John Dunstall’s Plague broadsheet (1666). Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0. Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year is an account of the 1665 Great Plague of London. Based on eyewitness experience, the undersigned initials “H. F.”…