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Mefitis
Goddess of miasmas and sulphuric vapours; associated closely with plagues and malarias, as these were regarded as the results of the volcanic emissions so common in Italy....
Deities & Heros >> Roman

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The Real Medical History Behind PBS' Civil War Drama 'Mercy Street'
The idea that miasmas helped spread disease was common during the Civil War era. Most surgeons understood the importance of fresh air, ventilation and “space” for each patient.
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SHAH: So the paradigm in Western medicine at the time, which had been in place for thousands of years was that diseases like cholera were spread through miasmas. And these were essentially bad smells that rose up from decaying organic material or, you ...
Getting Clean, the Tudor Way
Only a fool would expose himself or herself to the evil miasmas that carried plague, sweating sickness and smallpox from person to person.
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Necesaria reforma judicial
Así, no explicar a la población que el deterioro de su entorno, el envenenamiento de las aguas con desechos, miasmas, envenenamientos, causará lentamente terrible efectos en la salud de todos los citados y sus descendientes. Debemos agregar a la ...

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