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Skeletal Evidence for Malaria in the Medieval Netherlands

Until very recently malaria was an impactful disease in the Netherlands. While currently mainly regarded as a tropical disease, references to symptoms which could be related to the disease are found in several historical documents from the 17th century onwards. To be able to better understand this disease and its impact in the medieval period, a larger study with good geographical spread across the Netherlands will be conducted by Dr. Rachel Schats, funded by the NWO.

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