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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.

DNA in the Trenches: How to Identify Fallen Soldiers

27 Jan 2023

Last week, we were told that DNA performed a bit of a miracle: it identified a man who was born in 1894 and who died during the First World War. His name was Percy Howarth. He was born in...

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