How Infection helps the Immune System

The Victorians put cleanliness next to godliness in their effors to prevent disease

Prevention of infectious diseases is seen universally as beneficial to the health of society. Typhoid fever a contagion whose deadly swirlcould decimate entire districts in weeks, melted away as the putrid water supplies of several cities were cleansed. Tuberculosis the infamous “white plague” of the nineteenth century was vanishing its … Continue reading

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