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James Bond & Infectious Agents

Jim Bond Medical certificate from 1929 trip
In researching "the Real James Bond,"   I learned that the famed ornithologist had malaria and a few other diseases on his expeditions to the West Indies.

I came across a medical form from a doctor attesting that Bond had no "loathsome, or dangerous, or contagious, or infectious disease."

But what about the cinematic 007?

With all that travel, all those "unbridaled" hookups, all that blood, just how often might he have been exposed to deadly agents of a medical sort.

You can read more here, in "No time to die: An in-depth analysis of James Bond's exposure to infectious agents," an article in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease:

Jim Bond Medical certificate from 1929 trip (1)



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