Disguised As The Devilby M.M. Drymon
Was the Devil's Mark found on the skin of accused witches really the Bull's Eye Rash found on Lyme disease victims? While most historians have focused on the Salem Witch hunt as a religious or social event, this book looks for the first time at the historic landscape and environment. This past reveals a tick risky world where both accused witches and their supposed… See more details below
Was the Devil's Mark found on the skin of accused witches really the Bull's Eye Rash found on Lyme disease victims? While most historians have focused on the Salem Witch hunt as a religious or social event, this book looks for the first time at the historic landscape and environment. This past reveals a tick risky world where both accused witches and their supposed victims develop red marks on their bodies. Did the afflicted suffer from Lyme disease in the past? There are parallels between the past and modern treatment of patients who exhibit chronic symptoms and the way that some of the physicians who try to help them are viewed by society - some have them been subjected to a modern version of a witch-hunt. Using the latest in scientific and historical research this book tells a compelling tale about the timeless importance of the interactions between humanity and the "invisible world" of bacteria.
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Salem witches and Lyme's disease...Who would have made this connection???This book is a paradigm shifting work. I can see why it has been controversial. It contains innovative, outside the box thinking. Lyme disease carried back to Europe from North America after 1492 is as good an explanation for the appearance of the Devil's Mark there during the 1500's as any I have read. Meticulously researched, this book adds to the environmental explanations for the persecution of witches, helping to make some of the saddest times in human history more understandable. It shows the events in Salem in 1692 in a new way that compliments pre-existing social theories. It also shows that witch-hunts are not historic relicts pushed into some dusty forgotten corner but still exist as part of the mentality and actions of some members of modern day American society. All in all a scholarly work as well as a good and entertaining read.