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Ancient Greeks and Romans got a surprising number of things right about the spread of disease

By Barbara Zipser, Senior Lecturer in History of Ancient Medicine, Science and Technology, Royal Holloway
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From packed train carriages to busy shopping centres, being crammed together in often poorly ventilated spaces had become so normal that it has taken us a long time to get used to social distancing. But our ancient ancestors were much more used to using airflow and space to guard against disease. Indeed,…


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