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Health

5 steps for being an impatient patient, from John Wilbanks5 steps for being an impatient patient, from John Wilbanks

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In the late 1800s, Cuban physician Carlos Finlay had a theory that yellow fever was spread by mosquitos — rather than by dirty clothing, as was the belief of the day. To test his theory, he asked living, breathing human beings to be voluntarily infected with the disease. It was devastating, potentially fatal work. And […]

Culture

Unreasonable people unite: John Wilbanks at TEDGlobal 2012Unreasonable people unite: John Wilbanks at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

John Wilbanks arrives on stage with some bad news, some good news and a task. But first, he says, let’s be honest. We all get sick. We don’t always die, but quite reasonably we do try to find out what’s going on. In the late 1800s, Dr. Carlos Finlay had a hypothesis. He thought yellow fever was not […]