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Scarlet Fever Pandemics

The end of the year is usually a time of reflection and appreciation – for how far we have come from the dreaded days of disease that could snuff out a life before it got started and for the contributions to knowledge by those that suffered deafness through disease.   Scarlet fever  (also known as Scarlatina), with…

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The Flight of the Vin Fiz: Part II

Last week we learned about Calbraith Perry Rodgers, a young deaf man from a historic military family who fell in love with flying as did many men of his generation.  On a whim he met his cousin John Rodgers, a Naval Officer that had been assigned to the Wright Brothers Flying School, and they enrolled at Huffman Prairie…

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