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Rabies

In September 1997, Dr. Juan Gomez-Alonso, a Spanish neurologist at Xeral Hospital in Vigo, created a parallel between vampirism and rabies. After watching Dracula, he was inspired and based his theories on what he knew about the disease. Gomez-Alonso did research and found that about 25% of rabid men had a higher tendency to bite others. […]

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Porphyria

Porphyria is a term used to describe a variety of blood disorders related to the iron-rich molecule found in hemoglobin (heme). Heme carries oxygen to the body, so when it is not produced correctly, porphyrins can build up in the body, which can lead to porphyria. There are many types of porphyria, but there are […]

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