Washington's Smallpox Defense
Week of November 26

washington smallpox During a visit to Barbados in seventeen fifty-one, George Washington contracted smallpox. He wouldn’t know the role his recovery would play in the American Revolution... More »

An Antarctic Cure
Week of November 19

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Though American explorer, Frederick Albert Cook, claimed he was first to reach the North Pole, we can’t be sure. But he is known for novel lifesaving treatments on a trapped crew in Antarctica for more than a year... More »

Long Haul COVID
Week of November 12

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While many people get over COVID with only minor issues, many also suffer chronic lingering illness. They’re known as “long haulers” who for months after infection continue to have problems such as extreme fatigue and brain fog...More »


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