Bert Hansen

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The Kids Are Alright

Understanding past attitudes toward science and medicine through children’s books.

Does Louis Pasteur Still Matter?

Or will the scientist’s 200th birthday be his last hurrah?

COVID-19 Health Passports: What’s Old Is New Again

To speed reopening, government and business leaders are pushing a modern version of a centuries-old idea.

The Story of Serum Therapy

How a 19th-century invention could save lives today.

Smallpox and the Long Road to Eradication

It’s one thing to make a scientific discovery, but making it count is another thing entirely.

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Hennig Brandt and the Discovery of Phosphorus

An engraving hints at the ways art and science were intertwined in the Age of Enlightenment.