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A Disease of Biblical Proportions

A depiction of the Black Death from a 15th century Bible. Bubonic plague, a bacterial infection characterized by swollen, painful lymph nodes called buboes,…Read More »





has long been blamed for killing one-third or more of Europeans in the mid-14th century. Some, however, question whether the plague present in the modern world could have been responsible for such rapid devastation.    Less «
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