The Surgeon Evgueni Vasilievich Pavlov in the Operating Theater, by Ilya Repin, 1888. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Medicine

Volume II, Number 4 | fall 2009

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Contagion

A brief history of malaria, leprosy, and smallpox.

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I reckon being ill as one of the greatest pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work until one is better.

—Samuel Butler, 1903