Here is a link about John Snow, thought to be the father of epidemiology, who discovered that cholera was water borne and whose work helped halt a cholera epidemic in the 1850s.
Read this link about Ignaz Semmelweis who is credited as the discoverer of antiseptic technique; he was not treated as a hero in his day and met a bad end. Cartoon below lifted from Beatrice the Biologist.
The next few weeks will cover the following topics (check back Wednesday night for readings and assignment for next week):
Week 12 November 5
Evolution and Mental Health
Week 13 November 12
Parasite manipulation of host behavior
Week 14 November 19
Anorexia (not eating) and medication taking as adaptive sickness behaviors
Week 15 – November 26
Special guest lecture, Roland Cooper PhD
Malaria and the evolution of antimalarial resistance.
Week 16 December 3