A short history of respiratory illness epidemics (1)

*This blog post first appeared in Dutch on the NL-Lab website on 31 March 2020* The Netherlands are in lockdown to curb the covid-19 epidemic since prime minister Mark Rutte announced social distancing rules on 13 and 15 March. Since that time, various people have asked me, as a medical historian, ‘how we handled thisContinue reading “A short history of respiratory illness epidemics (1)”