Lecture 14 – leprosy and Contagion

O change of regimen o blood letting let out infected

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Unformatted text preview: can’t be cured o “Accidental” – lust (sin) : heat during sex opens up pores §༊ • Especially if sex with menstruating woman Cure? o Change of Regimen o Blood-letting: let out infected blood o Viper meat: snakes are scaly…lepers have scaly skin III. Life as a Leper • Never fully exiled from medieval society • Leviticus, Ch. 13 o Says to cast out lepers because they are unclean • Lepers smelled bad – contagion (miasma) • Ceremony of Mock Burial o They were like zombies – scary to people • F...
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