This biography of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was published this year. Nothing specific was said about the pandemic, but the obvious message is that it is time to more broadly understand her role in the adoption of inoculation as a medical technology.
Now, and perhaps even in that moment in the hospital ICU private ward, I like to think that perhaps he was casting his mind back to the early 1950's when he lived in New York, which, judging by photographs from his time there, must have been the time of his life...
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Sandya Narayanswami writes posts covering book reviews and personal recollections of work and academic life.