Episode 88: Rag-picker’s Disease, Milk Leg, Scarlatina, and More Disease Names of Antiquity

This week we conclude our discussion of antiquated disease names.

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Episode 87: King’s Evil, Grocer’s Itch, and (Blame It on the) Lumbago: More Disease Names of Antiquity

This week we continue to explore antiquated terms for diseases, not all of which are, unfortunately, antiquated themselves.

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