As a physician reading the Old Testament this year, I often find myself speculating about some of the medical conditions referred to in the Old Testament. Although many disease entities have surely changed significantly over the past several thousand years, the human anatomy remains basically unchanged, thus rendering man susceptible to the same categories of disease in any day and age.
Marco, C. A.
(1995). Unchanged Maladies: Current Perspectives on Old Testament Diseases. Journal of Collegium Aesculapium, 13 (1), 6-9.