Germs 201: Microbes vs. Man

This course will continue discussing diseases caused by microscopic organisms that have, or have had, a major effect upon mankind. In addition, it will explore how man’s social evolution from hunter-gatherer to crop-grower to city-dweller has affected the nature, types, prevalence, and severity of outbreaks of microbial diseases. Finally, there will be a discussion of the paradoxical negative social, political, and economic effects that the control or elimination of many of these diseases has created. UMA Brunswick

Richard Neiman is a retired physician with a lifelong interest in the history of science. He was a member of the board of MSC for many years and served as vice-president and president.

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