In the late 1800s, doctors in German-speaking countries were having trouble agreeing on one simple thing: whether to wear gloves during surgery.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is credited with popularizing variolation among the aristocracy in England.
From the almshouse to the nursing home, has long-term care for seniors been destined to fail?
Without a vaccine, the only route to "herd immunity" to SARS-CoV-2 is through infection.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis may be brewing in the bog near you. Should you worry?
If history is any guide, probably not.
The airborne particles carry microbes and fungi, and can react with human lung tissue.
In 1803, nearly two dozen orphan boys endured long voyages and physical discomfort to transport the smallpox vaccine to Spain's colonies.
Four major theories of disease transmission dominated scientific discourse in the nineteenth century. As one scholar writes, all were political.
Research makes the case that people who fear police violence are less likely to seek out health care.