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Amelia Bonea publishes article in "Technology and Culture"



5 November 2021

Dr. Amelia Bonea, research fellow at the HCTS, published an article on infectious diseases and technologies of communication in the latest issue of
Technology and Culture. Titled "
‘Contagion by Telephone:’ Print Media and Knowledge about Infectious Diseases in Britain, 1880s–1914 ," the piece describes experiments conducted on telephone instruments in Victorian and Edwardian Britain to establish whether they could act as fomites in the transmission of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, influenza, and diphtheria. Research for this paper was conducted at the British Telecom Archives, as part of the ERC Project
Diseases of Modern Life at the University of Oxford.