History shows why people should listen to doctors in a pandemic

Australian study reveals the 'superhuman' efforts of Warsaw Ghetto's doctors in 1941 that brought a raging typhus epidemic to a sudden stop

Nearly 80 years ago, the herculean efforts of doctors brought a deadly typhus epidemic to a screeching and unexpected halt in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, new Australian-led research has found.

Warsaw Ghetto in 1940s.

More than 450,000 people were crammed into the 3.4km2, walled-off ghetto created by the Nazis, offering up a perfect breeding ground for disease and perverse justification by the Nazis