Friday, November 26, 2021


In the 17th C.  London.

From reddit.

And remember, London in 33 years after this list will have a Bubonic Plague outbreak that won't see an end of til the town burns.  That will do in 100,000.  

Just considering the stuff that made the triple digits, the big ones.

  • Old age
  • Childbirth, various, death to mother or child or both
  • Diarrhea
  • Infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Being an infant, very dangerous
  • Small Pox
  • Bad teeth
And Edema and Convulsions from something, probably another cause.  Lots of the little ones also end up really being part of the above.  

Seven murders in a metropolis of half a million.  More died of tetanus.

Thank goodness for vaccines, sanitation, antibiotics, and modern dentistry.  Insert English teeth-joke, here.  

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