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Epidemics in ancient Rome and other Mediterranean countries

F. P. Retief
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 18, No 1 | a713 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v18i1.713 | © 1999 F. P. Retief | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 July 1999 | Published: 12 July 1999

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F. P. Retief,, South Africa

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Abstract

Epidemic diseases recorded in ancient Rome and surrounding Mediterranean countries from 53 BC to the onset of the Christian era are reviewed. With few exceptions historians omitted to record clinical details, which makes identification of diseases very difficult.

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