palaeopathology

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palaeopathology

(ˌpælɪəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) the study of diseases of ancient man and fossil animals
2. (Medicine) the study of diseases of ancient man and fossil animals
ˈpalaeoˌpathoˈlogical adj
ˌpalaeopaˈthologist n
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paleopathology, palaeopathology

Medicine. the study of diseases from former times as found in fossils and mummified remains.
See also: Past
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Noun1.palaeopathology - the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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Molecular palaeopathologist Kristen Bos, who drilled out teeth during the study after remains were sent to Germany's Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, told (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37287715) BBC News that the latest discovery of Yersinia pestis will help scientists link the outbreaks in the past up to more modern versions of the plague today.
Co-author Professor Charlotte Roberts, a world-leading palaeopathologist at Durham University, said: "This find is very rare.
This concept has been the subject of previous studies, such as Australian palaeopathologist Steve Webb's (2006) detailed book The first boat people, though in a more conventional scientific style to that in Cane's book.