The Bioterrorism Scare: A Historical Perspective
...The crystal ball with which we divine epidemic mayhem is no clearer now than it used to be, and no clearer than the vision with which we try to foresee the coming plague. No one can dispute, after the events of September 11, 2001, that some people wish us harm. However, that harm is not likely to come from bioterrorism....
American epidemiologist and essayist. Alcabes earned his B.S. at Union College, his M.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, his M.P.H. at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. He is a professor at the City University of New York, Hunter College, and a con sul tant on public health issues such as AIDS prevention. Alcabes has published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Epidemiology, and the New En gland Journal of Medicine. Known for his willingness to challenge prevailing public health orthodoxies, Alcabes's essays have appeared in The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post. See also philipalcabes.com.