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  • "One of the deadliest of childhood diseases was diphtheria. Usually it killed by choking its victims to death—by generating a membrane that closed the breathing passages. In Spain the disease was called el garrotillo, 'the strangler.'"

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 69

    February 11, 2009