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Culture, Technology, and Epidemics Through History

Episode #53The Fringe #571

The illnesses that we have faced over the course of human civilization have been heavily influenced by the cultural and technological contexts that they interacted with. Rebecca Dean, Professor of Anthropology comes on the show to teach us about it!

Episode summary

00:00:00 | Intro
00:04:25 | Pubic Lice
00:13:33 | Misdirected Blame
00:18:01 | Cultural Adaptation
00:30:21 | Going Back to Old Ways of Dealing
00:34:30 | New Technologies
00:41:25 | The Butterfly Effect
00:43:51 | Cultural Context Creates Scenarios
01:06:29 | Outro

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