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The American Plan to Win World War I: Incarcerate Promiscuous Women

17 Feb 2023

In 1918, as war raged in Europe, the government of the United States of America waged war on a different and much more nebulous opponent: venereal disease.

What Is the Optimal Length for a Quarantine?

24 Dec 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Physical Isolation and the Case of Typhoid Mary

15 May 2020

Infectious diseases have a long history. The first epidemics were probably caused by the variola virus that causes smallpox. The disease commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact or contact...

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