Tuberculosis and leprosy in antiquity: an interpretation.

  title={Tuberculosis and leprosy in antiquity: an interpretation.},
  author={Keith S Manchester},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={162 - 173}
FOR many years, palaeopathology has been concerned with recording individual examples of disease in earlier peoples. Recent years have shown an increasing interest in the wider view of disease in antiquity, and it is within this context that the discipline of palaeoepidemiology has developed. The interaction of human disease and environment has always been complex. It is doubtful if there is any single disease that can be directly or causally attributed to a specific environmental circumstance… CONTINUE READING
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