The Fireside Book of Deadly Diseases

The Fireside Book of Deadly Diseases

Robert Wilkins


This e-book chronicles the impression of ailments on members, international locations and the process background. although a man's well-being frequently dictates his activities, scant reference has been made through historians to the pernicious results wrought through mad monarchs and syphillitic statesmen all through heritage. Parallels are drawn among the human responses to the most important epidemics of heritage, the ravages of the Black dying, the cholera outbreak and AIDS. universal to all are principles of retribution, reliance on quack treatments, the quest for scapegoats, and ostracism by way of friends and family. sure ailments have been even regarded as important. Victorian girls looked TB as sexually eye-catching, and it was once concept that TB, syphillis, epilepsy, morphine dependancy or insanity elevated the possibilities of being a genius.

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