Every one of you should protect himself from the air

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of Christ preserve their lives. Every one of you should protect himself from the air; wormwood and chamomile should be burnt in great quantity in the mCold, moist, watery food is in general harmful. Going out at night, and even until three o’clock in the morning, is dangerous on account of the dew. . . . Fasting is injurious and so is anxiety of mind, anger, and immoderate drinking and bathing. . . .arket places and in the houses. . . . Everyone should remember this, but especially those who reside on the coast, or upon an island into which the poisonous wind has penetrated . Source: The Report of the Paris Medical Faculty, October 1348. STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUP sheg.stanford.edu
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Vocabulary exert : apply force wormwood : a fragrant plant immoderate : excessive STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUP sheg.stanford.edu
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Document B: Ibn al-Wardi (Modified) The passage below is an excerpt from Ibn al-Wardi’s “An Essay on the Report of the Pestilence.” Ibn al-Wardi was an Arab writer, philosopher, and historian who was alive in the Middle East during the plague. Here, he describes the effects of the plague on the city of Allepo in Syria. In 1349, al-Wardi died from the plague.
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