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Any book tagged with this topic has to do with the study and examination of disease in history. Diseases, both infectious and bacterial, have harmed and killed humans since humans came into existence. Many diseases leave traces on our skeletons and can be analyzed many thousands of years later. In more recent years historical diseases can be found in DNA, both of the deceased and of their descendants.

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Purple Secret: Genes, 'Madness' and the Royal Houses of Europe - by John C.G. Rohl, Martin Warren & David Hunt