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Power Of Epidemics To Change History

In this 1918 photo made available by the Library of Congress, volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tend to influenza patients in the Oakland Municipal Auditorium, used as a temporary hospital.
Edward A. "Doc" Rogers
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Library of Congress via AP
In this 1918 photo made available by the Library of Congress, volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tend to influenza patients in the Oakland Municipal Auditorium, used as a temporary hospital.

This episode originally aired on May 19, 2020.

From the plague to the present day coronavirus pandemic, disease outbreaks have shaped everything in society from politics to personal relationships.

Yale medical historian Frank Snowden explores this theme in his recent book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the power of epidemics to change history.

Guests:

  • Frank M. Snowden, PhD, Professor emeritus, Yale University, author, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.

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