Baths of Caracalla and Malaria

These are only semi-related, so first, the Royal Ontario Museum has put up a nice little video about the Baths of Caracalla with commentary by socialite-Classical-archaeologist Trinity Jackman:

… in which she mentions the prevalence of malaria at Rome. I wanted to know more of course, but discovered that Sallares’ book on the subject (Malaria and Rome) is prohibitively expensive, even in a Kindle edition, but I did manage to track down a very informative article by Sallares (et al) from Medical History:

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