The ODDentity Podcast

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S7 Ep. 4: Mass Hysteria

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This week, I bring you strange tales of dancing in the street that continued long past the point of injury and defied all logic, at least at the time.

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https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/cure-folly-or-removing-stone-madness/2000-03#:~:text=Some%20involved%20medical%20intervention%20%E2%80%94%20bleeding,cause%20the%20affliction%20of%20madness.

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http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/258521

https://www.treehugger.com/strange-cases-mass-hysteria-4864276

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/witches-curse-clues-evidence/1501/

https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/the-dancing-plague-of-1518

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