Silent But Deadly: Malaria in WWII


Kristin Devine

Kristin is a geek, a libertarian, and a domestic goddess. She lives in a wildlife refuge in rural Washington state with too many children and way too many animals and works with women around the world as a fertility counselor. There's also a blog which most people would very much disapprove of

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  1. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    I love all the photographs and art you’ve gathered here. Wonderful!Report

  2. Avatar George Turner says:

    The other day I was in a comment thread and someone said “The greatest generation would never be cowering in fear from a dang virus!”

    I thought about getting snarky and mentioning their approach to malaria and typhus, which was to soak the planet in enough DDT to make sure the battlefield was sufficiently germ free for combat to proceed, but I just held my tongue. ^_^Report

    • Whoever said that also needs to go back and look up people’s responses to polio. My greatest generation grandmothers were super overprotective because of polio and both my mom and dad have some not-so-fond memories of their parents cowering in fear of that virus.Report

  3. Avatar James K says:

    I used to work with a project manager who was ex-army, he made the observation that the first war where disease accounted for fewer than half of all casualties was the Gulf War.Report

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