Fantastic and fascinating cultural history of disease
I really enjoyed Snowden's lectures on infectious diseases. Snowden follows the medical practitioners, public health discourses and cultural product ion around high impact diseases like the plague, small pox and TB. If you are interested in how diseases have effected society, public health policy, art and culture this is the course for you.
malaise69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/17
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This is fascinating. I'm waiting for Lecture 9 (about Cholera) to load into my iPhone. Now I know (sort of) what Smallpox looks like on the skin. Faintly on my upper left arm is the scar of a long-ago smallpox innoculation - I'm so glad to have had it and avoided the smallpox. I now know the...Read full review »
Aussie Constant Learner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/12
Frank Snowden’s style is a little dry but his explanations are crystal clear and highly insightful. He beautifully merges history, philosophy, art and biology, making a compelling case for the profound impact that epidemics have had on society throughout our past and into the present day.
frontpagemuse via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/20
Be prepared to understand disease in an amazing new way
KIA4477 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/12
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