Theories based on belief in the supernatural
- An unusual positioning of the planets (astrology)
- God testing people
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Ideas based on natural causes
- Fumes from volcanoes and earthquakes
- Bad air
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Treatments aimed at curing the plague
- Holding a piece of bread against the buboes and burying it into the ground.
- Cutting open the buboes and draining the pus.
- Fake potions and remedies.
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Treatments aimed at stopping the plague from sprea
- Carrying herbs and spices to smell.
- Not letting people enter or leave a town.
- Tidying rubbish from the streets.
- Fasting and praying
- Keeping the air moving.
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