By Julia M. Wright
Writers with political interests, such as Equiano, Shelley, and Morgan, recognized institutional and cultural barriers to effective public health. Before they could see viruses under a microscope, they knew that more could be done to reduce the spread of disease.
By Cyril Gryfe
Postage stamps, with their mass reproduction and global dissemination, provide a means to promote awareness for a wide range of public health issues — nationally and internationally. As a consequence, reference to contagious diseases such as influenza, measles, whooping cough, HIV/AIDS, SARS etc. can be found in the design of many postage stamps
Literary scholar Judith Owens and political economist Lynn Fernandez discuss O’Farrell’s moving plague novel.