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Decoding the Black Death

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Decoding the Black Death

Post by Rowan » Thu September 6th, 2012, 1:35 pm

I admit this leans a little more to the scientific side of things, but since for some of us the Black Death is something we write about or read about, I thought it appropriate to share this article.
Since 2003, [Sharon]DeWitte has been studying the medieval mass killer that wiped out 30 percent of Europeans and nearly half of Londoners from 1347-1351. She is among a small group of scientists devoted to decoding the ancient plague and the person researchers turn to for providing evidence from skeletal remains.
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Post by Divia » Thu September 6th, 2012, 4:34 pm

Interesting article on a bleak time. Thanks for sharing
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Post by Amanda » Fri September 7th, 2012, 2:57 am

Thanks for sharing this. The Black Death fascinates me. But that shouldn't be surprising as I am a pathology scientist (thought not in the infectious diseases field), and with my love of history I find the The Black Death and the history of medicine really interesting!

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