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Lifestyles and Cuisine of Southwestern Syria, 1809

During the travels of John Lewis Burckhardt in Syria he describes lifestyles as well as major dishes found in  the plateau of Haouran (southwestern Syria).. As well, he gives  recipes for the most important food.  Variations on the cuisine that … Continue reading

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Homemade Vaccines in Africa, Then and Now

Homemade vaccines, or autoinoculation against virulent diseases, both for livestock and for people, has – and continues to be practiced – in Africa.  And, as seen in the following picture, early uses of small-pox vaccination in Europe were viewed with great … Continue reading

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