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Usage:, Magic, Myth and Medicine, Dr. Donald Atkinson describes how Balavignus, a Jewish doctor in the Strasbourg area, "following the sanitary laws set down by Leviticus . . . had all refuse burned. Naturally the rats left the ghettos and gravitated to gentile quarters in search of food. The Jews consequently suffered less from the disease than did their Christian neighbors . . . This was so noticeable that the Jews at once fell under suspicion." So the Christians murdered nearly all of the Jewish population...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: Letters, Oct. 9, 1978 | 10/9/1978 | See Source »

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