Topic Delusion

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More Ancient Dancing Plagues

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The Dancing Mania was, in fact, no new disease, but well known in the Middle Ages, of which many wondrous stories were traditionally current among the people.

EuropeGermany

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On the Influence of Panic in Propagating Fever

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‘It now struck me that there was certainly much delusion in all this, and that much must be owing to panic and imitation.’

EuropeScotlandEdinburgh

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The Dancing Mania in Germany and the Netherlands

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Girls and boys quitted their parents, and servants their masters, to amuse themselves at the dances of those possessed, and greedily imbibed the poison of mental infection.

EuropeGermany

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