Romantic Medicine in the Time of COVID

1 De Montfort University.


This article discusses the pioneering medical activities of Thomas Beddoes, in two contexts that the Covid epidemic has made topical: oxygen treatment and its efficacy; epidemiology, including tracking and tracing infection. I ask what we, in a time of pandemic, can learn from Beddoes and the advances he made in treating respiratory diseases and in tracking and tracing epidemics.

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