Mick_86 t1_jadak3j wrote

It was obviously a trick. A bogus cry for help. Anyone taking it seriously was in line for some bizarre execution, guillotine by razor blade or something.


Mick_86 t1_j67obah wrote

I recommend reading The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. It's the story of the 1854 London Cholera epidemic. This was back when scientists laughed at the idea that germs caused disease.