Q&A May 12, 2020

For Renaissance Italians, combating black plague was as much about politics as it was science, according to Stanford scholar

The inability of 14th-century medicine to stop the plague from destroying societies throughout Europe and Asia helped advance scientific discovery and transformed politics and health policy, says Stanford historian Paula Findlen.
Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History
Paula Findlen is the Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Photo credit: Sunny Scott