Life of the Mind - 2007 Selection
In the Wake of the Plague by Norman Cantor
The Author and his Book
Norman Cantor An appreciation of Cantor from a British newspaper, The Telegraph, written shortly after his death in 2004.
PBS's Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg Transcript of an interview with the author about the book.
THE BLACK DEATH and the MIDDLE AGES
The Middle Ages A compendium of information and links to information about the medieval
Decameron Web: The Plague From an web site about late medieval life and society based on Boccaccio's Decameron, an introduction to the plague drawn from medieval sources.
NetSERF Science & Technology: Medicine From a gateway to everything medieval, the section on medicine and health.
PLAGUE and INFECTIOUS DISEASE
CDC Plague Information Everything you might want to know about the plague including diagnosis, control, surveillance, and more from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
History of Epidemics and Plagues An brief introduction to infectious diseases throughout history from a University of Hartford professor.
Epidemic: The World of Infectious Disease Based on an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, learn how ecology, evolution, and culture produce conditions in which disease-causing microbes can thrive.
National Center for Infectious Diseases This division of the CDC specializes in infectious disease and provides links for learning more about the many types of such diseases.
WHO Epidemic and Pandemic Alert & Response The World Health Organization has a special division concerned with epidemic and pandemic disease on an international basis.
CDC Anthrax The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention tracks many agents of infectious disease including anthrax and provides information on exposure, treatment, and control.
HIV InSite Developed by the University of California San Francisco, HIV InSite is a gateway to in-depth information about HIV/AIDS including medical research, prevention, statistics, and social & policy issues.
PandemicFlu.gov One-stop access to U.S. Government avian(bird) and pandemic flu information from the Department of Health and Human Services
Plague as a Biological Weapon This article from the journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, outlines how health care professionals should respond in the event of the use of plague as a biological weapon. (NOTE: access is restricted to those with a UT Net ID and password)
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned with all threats to public health, including bioterrorism.
Center for Biosecurity Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, the Center works to affect policy and practice in ways that lessen the illness, death, and disruption that would follow large-scale epidemics, whether they occur naturally or result from the use of a biological weapon. Has lots of links to news, articles, and other sites.
Further Threat of Terror: Bioterrorism The Cato Institute, a Washington D.C.think-tank, has produced several articles and studies as well as media briefings and forums on bioterrorism. Videos and the full-text of articles are available here.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy/CIDRAP The priority programs of CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota include infectious disease response, agricultural and food biosecurity, and food safety. Explore their links to information in all these areas.