A 42-year-old member asked:
What was worse, black death or cholera in the middle ages?
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General Surgery 27 years experience
Cholera: Because it killed more people. Black death, aka the plague, probably killed about 140 million people up to the 20th century; cholera has killed over a billion.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2020
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