History of Disease Archive

May 2020

Opinion

here have been few days without rain this April and May in Kathmandu. That means more disease for Kathmandu. Not […]
May 30, 2020

History of Disease

lthough smallpox is now ‘unfamiliar to the world today’ historian Elizabeth Fenn has written that it was ‘a misery commonplace […]
May 20, 2020

Opinion

In 1966, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox. The aim was ‘zeropox’ — not just control of […]
May 5, 2020

Opinion

A woman in Kathmandu carrying her child infected by small pox in 1964. Photo: WHO he smallpox virus plagued Nepali […]
May 2, 2020

April 2020

Opinion

Irish-born painter Thomas Hickey’s painting in 1806 of three queens of Mysore where the royal woman on the right is […]
April 30, 2020

History of Disease

hen we think of Nepal’s history, mostly political events jump to mind: the expansion of the Gorkhali state, Jang Bahadur’s […]
April 28, 2020