[LMB] AKICOTL: sweating sickness

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Wed Jan 12 21:56:26 GMT 2011


--- On Wed, 1/12/11, mtraber251 <mtraber251 at earthlink.net> wrote:

> The problem with hantavirus is the disease would have
> appeared long before the tudor era, and been happening since
> the tudor era. ...
> With medical historians, it is also a case of when you have
> a hammer every problems is a nail. Most medical historians
> are not actually practicing epidemologists. 

Yes to all of that. And no one can actually use time travel to do tests for the patients, more's the pity.  Unless and until an exceptionally convincing argument comes us, I'm prepared to call it "unknown", with a cluster of plausible theories.

namaste,
elizabeth




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