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Halloween Horrors from the Archives

Body HorrorsBy Rebecca KrestonOct 31, 2015 9:45 PM

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Halloween is my favorite time of year, and my obsession with the queer and supernatural wonders of the natural world - namely horrifying parasites and bizarro infections - regularly overflows into the Body Horrors blog.

So in celebration of All Hallows' Eve, a night of masquerade and devilry, I present a small selection - no small task, trust me! - of the more sinister and spine-tingling articles from the Body Horrors archives. All tricks, no treats! Enjoy.

A leprosy patient from 1899. Image: Frank R. Keefer. Source: National Library of Medicine

The Bestial Virus: The Infectious Origins of Werewolves, Zombies & Vampires

Poisoned with Parasites

The Special Brand of Horror that is the New World Screwworm

Everything you didn't want to know about cockroaches

Tetanus, the Grinning Death

The Inheritance of Syphilis

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