Masks and "social distancing" are nothing new. Over the centuries, Americans have suffered terribly from smallpox, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, pellagra, influenza, polio, and other pandemics.
As much as nine-tenths of the indigenous population of the Americas died in less than a generation from European pathogens.
A soldier’s timeless meditation on the frustrations of military life
American attitudes toward them have taken a 180-degree turn over the last century—and so have the battles they provoke
Underschooled and ill-equipped, the men who attended the pioneers practiced a rugged brand of medicine—but they made some major advances all the same