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Pandemic Past, Pandemic Present with Medical Historian Mark Honigsbaum

Historians in the News
tags: pandemics, medical history, online history



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Description

In his book, "The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris," medical historian Mark Honigsbaum narrates the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: deadly contagious disease. In this video, drawing upon the history of the influenza pandemics of the 19th and 20th centuries, Honigsbaum discusses the parallels — and contrasts — with COVID-19. The past is full of lessons that can inform the present as we forge a path forward in this current pandemic. Moderator: Sabrina Sholts, Curator of Biological Anthropology at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

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