Medicine Macabre – The Lady and the Pox

A pox on you! Possibly the most oft used insult laid at the feet of enemies and rivals, and while wishing it upon them rarely makes it so, such a curse embodies a terrifying and extremely real prospect, a malady that appeared to strike indiscriminately and without warning. Commonly, it often took the form of the invisible, contagious and ever lethal malady: smallpox.

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