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Why Lupus is Mostly a Woman's Disease

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Until the 1700s, the preserved dead of ancient Egypt were considered to be a kind of therapeutic. Specifically, by consuming powered mummy one could cure ailments from epilepsy to vertigo. The demand for medical mummy was so great that pyramid schemes and other cons were common, and warnings were issued to avoid "white mummies," who were actually more recently departed travelers to Africa who had been temporarily buried in the Sahara's desiccating sands.

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Patient: I have a sore throat. I ache. I'm feverish.


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