The following radio broadcasts may be of interest:
Five Fever Tales by Lavinia Greenlaw
|Five Fever Tales by Lavinia Greenlaw|
These brief plays are very interesting as they present history in a docu-drama approach. The science behind the discovery of what the 'fever' was/is and the challenge for those who first saw new 'living' things through the microscope and then convincing the scientific establishment is quite fascinating.
The economic incentives to solving the 'fever' are also salutary and give pause for thought in considering global health today (and tomorrow - global warning) as is recognition of resistance and current genetic research programmes.
I believe these programmes are freely accessible worldwide, for a limited time period.