319: Overcoming An Outbreak: How San Francisco Survived the Plague

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319: Overcoming An Outbreak: How San Francisco Survived the Plague
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In this special bonus episode, Ed talks with David K. Randall (https://www.davidkentrandall.com) , author of Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague. David tells Ed about how Dr. Rupert Blue defied conventions to get an outbreak of the plague under control in San Francisco during the early 20th century. It’s a story that can offer us some important lessons as we wrestle with our own public health crisis today.     Music: Chainlink Melody (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Said_Lion_To_Lamb_Box_Set_Disc_3/Chainlink_Melody) by Podington Bear Going Forward, Looking Back (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Driving/GoingForwardLookingBack) by Podington Bear Winter Walk (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Piano_IV_Cinematic) by Podington Bear Massive (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Driving/Massive) by Podington Bear Pounded Piano (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Piano_IV_Cinematic/Pounded_Piano) by Podington Bear Light Touch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Thoughtful/LightTouch) by Podington Bear Image: Screenshot of headline on page 5 of the Oroville Daily Register, Oroville, California, Wednesday, November 27, 1907. Source: Newspapers.com (https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2FNewspapers.com)

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