Silent travellers: germs, genes, and the “immigrant menace”

  title={Silent travellers: germs, genes, and the “immigrant menace”},
  author={John Carson},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={506 - 507}
prolonged discharge from the womb; so singing is not a "remedy", nor is the condition furor uterinus. In an extended discussion of the images of Ashmole 399, Dixon argues that they form a single "saga of uterine woes" (p. 31) of eight pictures, in which a woman suffering from uterine suffocation eventually dies. She interprets the autopsy in the sixth picture as evidence that death was seen as due to the womb becoming detached from the vagina. There are many serious problems with this… CONTINUE READING

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