Friday, February 27, 2009


Since I was young, I have followed the stories of world epidemics. Never inclined to study medicine or biology, I nonetheless had a lively interest in why certain diseases get a foothold among urban populations. I am also very interested in the influence of epidemics on literature throughout the ages.

I hope that this blog will serve to bring to the forefront issues that are important to our city and to urban life in general.

I invite those of you who are interested and informed about epidemics to comment. However, comments are moderated; I promise to be attentive and post all that are thoughtful and relevant. I hope you will visit often.