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Artwork depicting penitent Flagellants; illustration from Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Flagellants are practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh through whipping. The movement received widespread popularity in the light of beliefs that the Black Death was God's punishment.

PLAGUE, 14th CENTURY. Physician lancing a plague-caused bubo. Fresco from St. Sebastian's chapel, Lanslevillard, France, 14th century.

Bubonic Plague Black Death June 25-1348...The Black Death Plague was responsible for many deaths!!!!

Chapter XX. Partial hand amputations. “The loss of a finger may be lamentable, but it cannot be considered a serious impairment." Manual of artificial limbs. 1914.