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Valerie Hooker
Valerie Hooker • 1 year ago

English 'Sweating Sickness' Excerpt: A remarkable form of disease, not known in England before 1485. From 1485 nothing more was heard of it till 1507, when the second outbreak occurred. In 1517 a third and much more severe epidemic occurred. In 1551 England suffered another outbreak. The disease was remarkably rapid in its course, being sometimes fatal in two or three hours, some patients died in less than that time.

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