[LMB] AKICOTL: sweating sickness
Judy R. Johnson
jrj at fidalgo.net
Thu Jan 13 01:42:57 GMT 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweating_sickness for some guesses. Also flu
is a possibility, I heard, similar to the 1918 epidemic.
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--- On Wed, 1/12/11, Natali Vilic <natali.vilic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Which reminded me: The Tudors just started on our TV, and we were last
> night watching the episode with the outburst of the sweating sickness.
> I could not find any good explanation of what that actually was, while
> briefly googling - is it determined yet, what caused it?
It crops up in the Dunnett novels, so we tried researching it. It's an
unknown disease that appeared and then disappeared in the Tudor period. No
one knows what it was.
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