How the Black Death Advanced Medical Science, With Help From the Pope

One of the most awful diseases in the world caused a surprising advance in medicine. Though the Black Death killed roughly a third of the people in the nations it touched, it ended half a century of religion-induced medical ignorance.

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Did you know: Investigating the cause of death on people is called an “autopsy”, while for anything else?  That’s called a “necropsy”.

Some believe that the black plague made the Renaissance happen, partly because many of the survivors were suddenly rich (from inheriting from a lot of dead relatives) and partly from a drive to put the black death as far behind them as possible. It’s not far fetched – a lot current culture can be traced to impact from either during or after the two World Wars.  Men having short hair and clean shaven is attributed to WW1 trench warfare, lobster changed from food for the poor to high class because it wasn’t rationed like meat…  The predominant language in North America was German until the wars, and largely due to internment camps and the practice around them of confiscating land, business, and money.  The butterfly effect