The COVID-19 vaccine campaign will last for months, if not longer — it took over a hundred years for vaccination to wipe out smallpox. By examining how smallpox vaccination succeeded and failed, we can learn what may happen with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and how to address potential pitfalls.
About Kristin Brig
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Despite their divided administrations, the Johns Hopkins history of medicine and history of science and technology departments intersect weekly in their colloquium series, enabling a cross-campus fertilization of the school of medicine and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Tired of watching TV but don’t know what to read? Graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Department of the History of Medicine recommend some great titles on the history of public health and infectious disease to get your reading list started.
Global Threats to Public Health: Dr. Peter Hotez on Climate Change, Conflicts, Poverty and Antiscience
In this year’s Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speakers Series, Peter Hotez from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas spoke about the need to find new medicines for neglected tropical diseases and to confront familiar diseases that are growing worse each year thanks to climate change, global conflicts, poverty and antiscience movements.
Every evening when I get home from campus, I put on the teakettle, get out my cross-stitch and flip on a TV show. Sawing noises and screaming come from the TV set as I stitch church steeples into blank linen. You may think I am watching American Horror Story or Hannibal, but the show is […]
I went to Cape Town, South Africa, to perform predissertation research on water management. I returned home with a transformed attitude toward personal water conservation. Soon after I landed in Cape Town in mid-June, I heard the catchy phrase: “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” In case you are […]