In some cases, history is gross. Truly gross. Particularly where maladies are concerned. We’ve all known about the terrible stuff the past could serve up for our predecessors. What we won’t not know is exactly what number of celebrated notable figures got pummeled with these dreadful illnesses. From the totally bizarre to the absolutely startling to the just sickening, it turns out being renowned in Ye Olde Times was simply one long string of disturbing occurrences, in a steady progression.