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  • n. the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe


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  • [Page 180] systematically cared for from the beginning, toothaches would disappear from the face of the earth, belonging, as it did, to the extinct competitive order, as the black plague had disappeared from the earth with the ill-regulated feudal regime of the Middle Ages.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes


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