William Deverell

University of Southern California

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USC historians reviewed public response to past epidemics in California, including cholera, the Spanish flu, and the bubonic plague.

Blaming foreigners, resisting masks: Reactions to past epidemics are similar to COVID-19

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Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

Henry Huntington, builder of Los Angeles

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