"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."
– Edmund Burke
Syphilis has been around at least since Europeans arrived in the... More.
May 16, 2014 | 3:15 pm
In the contest to get a creative name, few pathogens have done worse than hepatitis C. In the 1970s there were two known viruses that caused hepatitis –... More.
April 18, 2014 | 8:22 am
The danger of diabetes is not only the immediate risk of very high blood sugar. Diabetes also has many dreaded long-term complications. (In this post I... More.
April 4, 2014 | 9:51 am
In 1976 a new virus entered the pantheon of lethal human pathogens – Ebola virus. That year outbreaks in Zaire and Sudan sickened 284 people and killed... More.