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  • Scarlatina, influenza epidemics.
  • …human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth, through convulsions of metamorphosis, from infancy…

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  • Doctors are concerned about an epidemic outbreak of influenza this year.
  • This idea of crime as an epidemic, it must be said, is a little strange.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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