From Ancestry.com’s post, “Maryland Epidemic”:
Vulnus sclopeticum is its Latin name. And 150 years ago today, it killed more than 3,600 people in Maryland alone.
No birds, swine or mice were to blame with this epidemic. Just humans. That’s becausevulnus sclopeticum translates to “gunshot wound,” and on September 17, 1862, the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg saw that epidemic of gunshot wounds translate into the bloodiest day in American military history.
I was hoping for something a little more like this: