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Re: Medieval diseases
Poster: marybeth lavrakas <Marybeth_Lavrakas@med.unc.edu>
I don't believe the plague left scars, at least not in visible areas.
Smallpox, however, was survivable (it seems to have mutated into a more
virulent form in the 17th C, if I remeber my course readings correctly!)
and left scars of varying degrees of severity. Elizabeth I, for
example, was left with minor scarring (hands, I believe), while her
friend Mary Sidney was so badly scarred on her face she retired from
court and wore a veil in public to hide the scars.
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