Medicine: Plague

Death is invariably attended by unpleasant physical phenomena which differ but little in most instances and to which physicians become hardily accustomed. Exceptionally unstomachable, however, were those changes accompanying the disease of a certain Mexican woman in Los Angeles, just as the circumstances of her illness had been exceptionally baffling. Dead, she was interred conventionally; husband and friends hacked to the burial. A week later her husband died, the same undiagnosed distemper causing his demise, the same grim disfigurement consequent upon it, as had occasioned, attended, the death of his wife. Each...

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