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The term “gardyloo” had its origins in the Middle Ages. Before discarding waste from upper-story windows, the Scots would shout “gardyloo.” Meaning: Be on your guard for the loo is about to hit the fan! The term persisted into the early 20th century, until internal toilets became widely prevalent.

Here, Jamie Dlux reintroduces “gardyloo” while discussing sanitary conditions in the times of the bubonic plague. Learn how medical philosophy has not changed so much over the centuries, and still remains harmful for your health.

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