Typhoid Mary won’t wash her hands after using the bathroom. A cook, she spreads the disease throughout New York City. Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail becomes the first Native American nurse and returns to work at her Montana home on the Crow Indian Reservation. Siberian husky Balto leads his dog sled team to Nome, Alaska during a 60 degree below zero blizzard to save children dying from diphtheria.

Starting with Hippocrates, the world’s best known Greek Doctor and finishing with Covid 19, this book contains a series of short stories highlighting the history of medicine. The characters are mostly real people; events and medical information are technically accurate. Some dialog has been invented to enhance the adventures told herein.

A work in progress! Covid developments are moving so fast, the story is constantly changing.