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Illnesses of our ancestors

Flu Season and other Illnesses Today many of the diseases that afflicted…

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In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300. Resources: The His...

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Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (Paperback)

Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria

The Sunken City of Baia, Italy. It was a Roman seaside resort on the Bay of Naples.Baiae was even more popular than Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri. Baiae was sacked by Muslim raiders in the 8th century AD and was deserted because of malaria by 1500. Because of coastal subsidence most of Baiae is now under water in the Bay of Naples, largely due to local volcanic activity.

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Henri Rousseau is a required artist for fourth grade. This is a great version of his work.

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John Russell tried to enlist in the USMC when WWII started but was rejected because of his height (6'3"). He was commissioned into the Marines 11/11/42 and was assigned to the 6th Marine Regiment. His division was sent to Guadalcanal where he served as an assistant intelligence officer. He received a battlefield promotion of Second Lieutent, awarded highly decorations for valor. He was wounded and contracted a severe case of malaria and sent home. He eventually received a medical discharge.

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Beatrice Marries Henry of Battenberg

womenshistory: Princess Beatrice married Prince Henry of Battenberg 1885 Getty Images / W. and D. Downey

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The Underwater Archaeological Park of Baiae, Italy:The Sunken City of Baia, Italy. It was a Roman seaside resort on the Bay of Naples. Baiae was sacked by Muslim raiders in the 8th century CE and was deserted because of malaria by 1500.

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What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria. It's a story of geop...

John Russell | Actor - westerns | Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942. In WW II he was highly decorated for valor and received a battlefield promotion to lieutenant during the battle of Guadalcanal. It was there he was wounded and also contracted a severe case of malaria. He was sent back to the US, hospitalized, and eventually received a medical discharge from the Corps.

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