Those who cannot remember the past: how we forgot the first great plague and how we’re failing to remember lessons with Ebola

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”


Justinian I. Contemporary portrait in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna . From Wikipedia.
The Eastern Roman Empire at the succession of Justinian I (purple) in 527 CE and the lands conquered by the end of his reign in 565 CE (yellow). From US Military Academy.
Procopius of Caesarea (Creative Commons)

The plague’s legacy

Yersinia pestis bacteria, Creative Commons


The Ebola virus (Creative Commons)
A healthcare worker during the Ebola outbreak of 2014–16 (From Doctor and Educator. Podcast Blog on Medical Education and History of Medicine

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