Peter Lewis Quotes

4 Peter Lewis quotes:

"Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"Perhaps more than any other disease before or since, syphilis in early modern Europe provoked the kind of widespread moral panic that AIDS revived when it struck America in the 1980s."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Disease Quotes
"The poor had to deal with charity hospitals. If admitted to these institutions, they were housed and fed, but they also shared beds and germs with all the other diseased patients in their wards, and often received little medical help; if they were refused admission, they suffered and died in the streets."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab; in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Research Quotes

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