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Medical Debates on Plague

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Abstract

Mr. Picks’ servant was laid outside, above a porringer of burning sulphur. The physician’s first cut brought forth a ‘virulent Ichor’, ‘yellow and greenish’. Though distended and foul, the small guts lacked the spotted appearance of the skin, contrary to what other physicians had claimed. Succumbing to plague following gruesome and prolonged symptoms that would result in madness before death, the 15-year-old servant’s passing was reprieve from the suffering that had come before.

Keywords

Pest Body Restoration England Helmontians Rattansi Plague Writing 
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  1. 1.SalemUnited States

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