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Quiz: Real Historical Disease or Made-up Malady?
by Staff
Crazy as it sounds, foreign accent syndrome is real. Exploding head syndrome: also real. What about the "black shakes" or "bicycle face"? See if you can tell the difference between what's real and what's not.

Real or made up: dragon pox

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: sleeping beauty syndrome

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: lycanthropy

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the red death

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: greyscale

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: wandering womb

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the vapors

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: brain cloud

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: emotional overload

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: dropsy of brain

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: bicycle face

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: amoria phlebitis

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the black shakes

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: plague of insomnia

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: hysteria

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: consumption

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: mad hatter disease

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: bone-itis

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the patrician malady

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: phossy jaw

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: Bowden's malady

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the phage

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: puerperal fever

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: indeterminate madness

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the gray death

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: POEMS syndrome

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: the kane madness

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: shanti virus

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: jumping Frenchmen of Maine

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady

Real or made up: Captain Trips

  • real historical disease
  • made-up malady