Disguised as the Devil

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Wythe Avenue Press, 2008 - History - 286 pages
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This major new work began as a history of Lyme disease. Looking in the archival records of places where this disease might have occurred in the past, the author noted that afflictions associated with witchcraft kept appearing in those same places. Was there a connection between Lyme disease and the European concept of the witch? Was the Devil's mark of a witch really the 'Bull's Eye' rash of Lyme disease? Looking back, into the forested landscapes of a past that is abound with oak trees, acorns, deer, pigs, and other animals, human societies can be found among them, creating and participating in cultural practices that have environmental ramifications. Drawing upon the latest in scientific and historical research, this work will become essential reading for those interested in Lyme disease.It also explores the etiology of the witch and tells a compelling tale about the timeless importance of the interaction between humanity and the "invisible world" of bacteria.
  

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Review: Disguised as the Devil: How Lyme Disease Created Witches and Changed History

User Review  - Sherri Mcinnis - Goodreads

A startling and highly possible, well researched history of Tick Borne Illness, the way these diseases have affected our history and the way we have brought some of the horror on ourselves. This research is a definitive example of how there is always more to the story......... Read full review

Review: Disguised as the Devil: How Lyme Disease Created Witches and Changed History

User Review  - Rebecca Dunbar - Goodreads

This book had the (very occasional) good one-liner but really, medical history isn't sexy. Pretty dire all things considered. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Present and Past
31
PREDICTING RISK
83
A COMPARISON
103
THINKING IN TIME
111
WAS IT LYME DISEASE ?
127
SCURVY DÉJÀ VU ?
137
THE PIG IN THE PROMISED LAND
149
CONCLUSIONS
219
APPENDIXES
235
Vitamin C Content of Foods Antimicrobial Activity
243
E European Tick Infection rates
249
G TimelineThe AfflictedGeographic Area
255
H Population Change Model
273
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPY
279
INDEX
291

THE WITCH AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS
163
SALEM VILLAGE
189
PLACE POLITICS AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
201
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
301
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