Jun 22, 2017. High quality data on the cause of death are important to help prioritize health policies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where mortality burden is high, information is poor, and most deaths are preventable. Current methods to determine cause of death include verbal autopsy, clinical. The “Black Death,” as it was called, not only depopulated Europe but set the stage for profound societal change. The disease…