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4. 1914--Pestilences

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Since 1914, has pestilence been on the rise? Has pestilence tightened its grip on humanity despite advances in medicine? Was the Spanish Flu the greatest pestilence the world has ever known? We will touch on a few examples through history to see if pestilence before 1914 was any different in terms of frequency and loss of life, starting with outbreaks of smallpox, a disease that humanity finally eradicated in 1979. After viewing this video, ask yourself: of all the periods of human history, which period would I most want to be born into?