An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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NESBITT, John W.

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Walking corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Leprosy first became known to Europeans during the 12th century when a frightening epidemic ravaged Catholic Europe. The Church responded by constructing charitable institutions called leprosariums to treat the rapidly expanding number of victims. Long before this the Byzantine Empire was forced to confront the disease. 



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy › History of Leprosy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine