Treatise on smallpox was De variolis et morbillis

Circa 900 CE, Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (aka in Latin as Rhazes), leading Muslim physician of the era, wrote the Treatise on smallpox called De variolis et morbillis (Treatise on the Small Pox and Measles). Continue reading

A law requiring doctors to report cases of occupational disease

Enacted in Britain in 1895, this law requiring doctors to report cases of occupational disease, the records of the reports were maintained by the office of the chief inspector of factories. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Cases of syphilis are in dispute.

Archeological evidence shows that the disease was suffered by Native Americans many centuries before European contact, this has lead to the wide spread belief that the disease was transmitted to the rest of the world following the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Continue reading

Breast Cancer: A conference in Canada

Some 600 people from professions such as Health professionals, Activists, Scientists, Breast Cancer Survivors, Environmentalists, and women coping with breast cancer, descended on Kingston, Ontario, Canada, for the World Conference on Breast Cancer, July 13-17, 1997. Continue reading