Malaria and the Panama Canal


The idea for the Panama Canal goes back to 1534, when the Spanish surveyed the area. However, the canal wasn't built for centuries, and it was an arduous task. Learn more about the malaria plaguing canal builders in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Topics in this Podcast: medical history, 20th century, French history, epidemics, malaria, Latin American history, American history