Diagnosing the diseases of the past, today

Historians of science and medicine debate whether it is possible to re-diagnose diseases manifested in the past with modern terms. But what about “diseases of the past” that come back today.

Note this ‘graf from a Chicago Tribune article on vaccination and the resurfacing of now uncommon diseases:

Bonwit said medical schools must do a better job of teaching young doctors the history of medicine, which is largely the history of disease and death, he said. Archival footage of children with measles or whooping cough, for instance, should be teaching tools to help students identify diseases and understand their severity, he said.

Via Hope Leman. See below.

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