Uncovering Alfred the Great's disability

Bri McKenna
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Feb 04, 2019
Alfred the Great had a chronic illness for much of his life, and by any modern standard, he was disabled. "Great" and "disabled" aren't antithetical, and "weak" and "disabled" aren't synonyms. But for many years and to many people that was believed to be the case, and disability has been erased from some versions of Alfred's story.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 2
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Hidden History: Abraham Wald and a lesson in survivorship bias

Ethan Castro
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Mar 11, 2019
While many stories (including many of the ones featured in this column) focus on the frontlines and battlefields of conflict and the tales of heroism and triumph that occur on them, this week’s Hidden History looks at another, equally important wartime setting: the quiet office of a mathematician.

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2019 - Spring - Issue 7
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Diagnosing arthritis in the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Bri McKenna
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TechNews Writer
Mar 04, 2019
The pharaohs are some of the most renowned rulers of the ancient world, and they still hold many secrets for modern archaeologists. One secret has been revealed through the mummies of these ancient rulers: chronic inflammatory arthritis ran in families that included Ramesses the Great.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 6
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