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A medieval method of combating the plague. The persecution of the anointers in Milan in 1630

A medieval method of combating the plague. The persecution of the anointers in Milan in 1630.jpg Henry IV or early Stuart  - 1600 - 1615ThumbnailsA cutaway drawing of the original MayflowerHenry IV or early Stuart  - 1600 - 1615ThumbnailsA cutaway drawing of the original MayflowerHenry IV or early Stuart  - 1600 - 1615ThumbnailsA cutaway drawing of the original Mayflower

In Milan the visitation of 1630 was credited to the so-called anointers,—men who were supposed to spread the plague by anointing the walls with magic ointment—and the most horrible tortures that human ingenuity could devise were imposed on scores of victims, regardless of `rank` or of public service. Manzoni's great historical novel, "The Betrothed" has well pictured conditions in Italy during this period.

Author
Handbook of Medical Entomology
By William Albert Riley and Oskar Augustus Johanssen
Published in 1915
Available from gutenberg.org
Keywords
17th Century, Italy
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