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Why it is so hard for humanity to beat pathogens

In the first part of a review of pathogens in human origins, I examine a sampling of infectious diseases in people today and their diverse origins.

A colorful image of a virus preparing to enter a cell.
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Investigating Darwin's ideas about disease in Indigenous populations

A passage from the historian Alfred Crosby points me deeper into the texts of Charles Darwin.

The sailing ship H.M.S. Beagle with a small craft bearing dark-skinned people