The topics will include:
A. Our never-ending battle against viruses and bacteria
B. Pandemics throughout history
C. English milkmaids, Vaccines, and the Typhus vaccine that protected a Polish city from Nazi
D. Dr Snow and Cholera before the germ theory
E. Spaniard conquest of the New World with smallpox, repaid to the Old World with syphilis
F. COVID-19, How, Why, What went wrong???
David Hines is a 1976 graduate of Lawrence University and practices Infectious Diseases (ID) in Chicago. He started medical school in Guadalajara, Mexico, because of more B’s than A’s while at Lawrence. While in Mexico he diagnosed a case of leprosy which likely kindled his interest in Infectious Diseases. He then did well enough on boards to transfer into the third year class at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He remained at Rush for his Internal Medicine Internship, Residency, Chief Medical Resident and Fellowship in ID. With another Lawrence ’76 graduate, Nancy Gazzola, they managed to raise three pretty outstanding children in Oak Park, Ill.
This seminar is for anyone interested in microbes, pandemics and their influences on history and geopolitics.
Bibliography: The Mosquito by Timothy Winegard; The Ghost Map by Steven Berlin Johnson, The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough; Rats, Lice, and History by Hans Zinsser (readings optional).