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Medical Epidemics

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  1. What were the health standards of the era in which she lived? Did people visit doctors regularly or only when they were very ill? How long did people live?

  2. During her lifetime, were there any medical problems that afflicted a large portion of the population? Polio? Influenza? HIV? How did this affect her family or lifestyle?

  3. Was this illness natural or man-made? For example, was it some kind of virus, or were people becoming ill because of a chemical, such as a pesticide?

  4. Was death a common result of this illness? Did she feel lucky to have lived through this period?

  5. Did people have funny ideas about how this illness was spread? Did she take any precautions to guard against catching the illness?

  6. Was a treatment created for this medical problem? What did it involve? Was it affordable for the general population?

  7. Years later, was this illness still a problem, or was it easily prevented?

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