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Today's Devotion

The Evils Within Us

  • December 12, 2018 | Matthew 12:33
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Beginning around 1740, Europe and North America experienced a dramatic rise in cases of the disease then called “consumption.” Because residents of small towns were less likely to contract the disease, many physicians hypothesized that it was caused by urban life and thus prescribed relocation to rural areas. Such treatments did little to cure patients, however. In 1882, the world learned why, when Robert Koch discovered that the true cause of the disease, we now know as tuberculosis, was bacteria. Before that, insufficient diagnosis led to ineffective cures.

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