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Open Mike: The "I" Word

The "I" Word

By Michael J. Klag

Eyes quickly glaze over whenever I mention the word “infrastructure,” but West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has taught the world how critical infrastructure—in all its varied meanings—really is.

React & Respond

React & Respond


Letters to the editor on the Fall 2014 issue of JHPH Magazine.

Collections: The Art of Smallpox

The Art of Smallpox

By Salma Warshanna-Sparklin

No need to travel to India to see the Goddess of Smallpox. She and other smallpox art and artifacts are here, from a new exhibit by the Institute of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University.

Back Story: Mistakes. Aargh!

Mistakes. Aargh!

By Brian W. Simpson

Why a meditation on mistakes? To assure readers that the Dean even fact checks our fact-checking to make sure what you read in this magazine is accurate, all the time.

The Last Pixel: Arsenic in the Water

Arsenic in the Water

By Shehzad Noorani

Decades ago Bangladeshis drilled wells to avoid drinking bacteria-laden surface water. Later they learned the well water had high levels of arsenic. Now, “safe” wells are painted green.