How folk remedies can fuel misinformation

When London faced the bubonic plague in 1665, many people desperately sought a way to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick. One widely adopted method consisted of mixing two small cloves of garlic in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Book explores earlier international effort to combat disease

Fearing disease from a foreign country, public health officials clamped down on travel and trade, mandating lengthy quarantines. These measures dampened tourism, drove up the price of goods and slowed down their distribution.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New details about 17th-century plague hospital in Bristol

An undergraduate history student from the University of Bristol has uncovered previously unknown details about one of the worst-named, but possibly most successful, quarantine hospitals in English history: Bristol's "Forlorn ...

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