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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No families take so little medicine as those of doctors, except those of apothecaries.

—Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1860