A Brief Description of the Plague: With Observations on Its Prevention and Cure

by Richard Pearson

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For the whole of the 20th century it was believed that the Black Death and all the plagues of Europe (–) were epidemics of bubonic plague. This review presents evidence that this view is incorrect and that the disease was a viral haemorrhagic fever, characterised by a long incubation period of 32 days, which allowed it to be spread widely even with the limited transport of the Middle.   In the s and early s, the outbreak of HIV and AIDS swept across the United States and rest of the world, though the disease originated decades earlier. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION Bill of Rights in Action WINTER (Vol No. 2) Population Perils The “Black Death”: A Catastrophe in Medieval Europe | The Potato Famine and Irish Immigration to, Millions of people in Europe perished in the plague that struck in the mids. Later called the Black Death, this plague upended feudal society and hastened major changes in Western.   1. The Black Death. A plague so devastating that simply saying “The Plague” will immediately pull it to the front of your mind, in the middle of the 14th century—from to —the Black Death remade the landscape of Europe and the world. In a time when the global population was an estimated million, at least 75 million are believed to have perished throughout the pandemic, with.

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Title(s): A brief description of the plague: with observations on its prevention and cure/ by Richard Pearson Country of Publication: England Publisher: London: Printed by J. Moyes for Thomas UnderwoodDescription: viii, 63, [1] p.

; 23 cm. (8vo) Language: English MeSH: Plague/prevention & control* Notes: Signatures: [A]4 B-E8. The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published inthat tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.

It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition.4/5. The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published inthat tells the story from the point of view of an unknown narrator of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.

The novel presents a snapshot of life in Oran as seen through the author's distinctive absurdist point of : Albert Camus. Filed under: Plague. A journal of the plague year; or, memorials of the great pestilence in London, in (London, Thomas Tegg and Son, MDCCCXXXV), by Daniel Defoe, George Cruikshank, and E.

Brayley (page images at HathiTrust) Animal plagues: their history, nature, and prevention. being Observations or Memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well public as private, which happened in London during the last great visitation in Written by a C ITIZEN who continued all the while in London.

Never made publick before Plague, 2. The Bubonic Plague (s) Bubonic plague is an acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The bacteria live in the intestines of fleas and are transmitted to rats by flea bites.

The rats, therefore, serve as a natural. In the Pingdi ji chapter of the Han Shu (Book of Han) it was recorded: “In A.D. 2, after the drought and locust plague occurred, people were infected with the plague.

The local government told them to leave their homes, go to a special institution, take medicine for medical treatment and receive isolation treatment.” 3 Until now, this is the earliest record on isolation, observation, and patient cure.

Bubonic Plague was known as the Black Death and had been known in England for centuries. It was a ghastly disease. The victim’s skin turned black in patches and inflamed glands or ‘buboes’ in the groin, combined with compulsive vomiting, swollen tongue and splitting headaches A Brief Description of the Plague: With Observations on Its Prevention and Cure book it.

In BC, a plague struck the city of Athens, which was then under siege by Sparta during the Peloponnesian War ( BC). In the next 3 years, most of the population was infected, and perhaps.

The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. Sometimes referred to as the “black plague,” the disease is caused by a bacterial strain called Yersinia pestis.

This bacterium is. Albert Camus’s novel “The Plague” (La peste), published intells the story of a group of characters living through an outbreak of contagious disease in the s, in the Algerian city of Oran, then part of France.

There was no such outbreak, Camus never lived through a plague, and the novel has usually been understood as an allegory for the human condition.

However, Camus’s. In the second part we shall include methods of prevention and cure. There will be three chapters in the first part, for this epidemic arises from a double cause. One cause is distant and from above, and pertains to the heavens; the other is near and from below and pertains to the earth, and is dependent, causally and effectively, on the first cause.

The bubonic plague is a serious infection of the lymphatic system, which is caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis).

pestis spreads via infected fleas or animals, like rodents. The novel is a fictionalised account of one man's experiences of the yearin which the Great Plague struck the city of London.

The book is told roughly chronologically, though without. A severe plague is described in Sophocles’ drama Oedipus Rex. According to the World Health Organization, an epidemic is defined as a disease outbreak and, therefore, the occurrence of cases of disease in excess of what would normally be expected in a.

Discovery of Yersinia pestis as the cause of Plague: Yersin as the Underdog. Credit for discovering the bacterial cause of plague is accorded to the French physician Alexandre Yersin (–), for his bacteriological investigations in June in Hong Kong during a deadly epidemic [].However, credit was not given to Yersin initially, and nor in the ensuing years by everyone, because.

The Black Death is widely believed to have been the result of plague, caused by infection with the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Modern genetic analyses indicate that the strain of Y. pestis introduced during the Black Death is ancestral to all extant circulating Y.

pestis strains known to cause disease in humans. Privacy & Trust Info Black Death: The Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of its population. It was due to the plague which is caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) transmitted to humans from infected rats by the oriental rat flea.

The "riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle) story of the discovery that handwashing helps prevent the spread of n, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignác Semmelweis with urgency and the insight gained from his own studies and clinical s: The Antonine Plague of to AD, also known as the Plague of Galen (after Galen, the physician who described it), was an ancient pandemic brought to the Roman Empire by troops who were returning from campaigns in the Near rs have suspected it to have been either smallpox or measles.

The plague may have claimed the life of a Roman emperor, Lucius Verus, who died in and was. Cures for the Black Death. In the - outbreak, doctors were completely unable to prevent or cure the plague. For those who believed in the Greek humours there were a range of cures available.

The map below shows the spread of plague over a three year period from Asia across the Black Sea into the Mediterranean and then through Italy, France, England, Northern Europe, and into Scandanavia. Cause of the Plague and Strategies for Prevention.

The cause of the plague was not known, but there were many theories. Plague is a plausible diagnosis for people who are sick and live in, or have recently traveled to, the western United States or any other plague-endemic most common sign of bubonic plague is the rapid development of a swollen and painful lymph gland called a bubo.

The three types of plague are the result of the route of infection: bubonic plague, septicemic plague, and pneumonic plague.

Bubonic plague is mainly spread by infected fleas from small animals. It may also result from exposure to the body fluids from a dead plague-infected animal. In the bubonic form of plague, the bacteria enter through the skin through a flea bite and travel via the lymphatic vessels to a lymph.

The Black Death was an infamous plague causing an estimated 20 million deaths in Europe. Its spread and impact is disputed, but it does give an insight into a medieval way of life. Amid the growing panic about the plague, the irony is that it far outstrips the real risks.

Despite its devastating impact on human history, Yersinia pestis need not inspire fear or death in The brief description of this epidemic, written by historian Michel-Placide Justin (1), is unknown to most physicians and historians. The epidemic began shortly after an earthquake near Port-au-Prince on June 3,devastating the city and much of the western end of the island.

Plague is one of the deadliest diseases in human history, second only to smallpox. A bacterial infection found mainly in rodents and associated fleas, plague readily leaps to humans in close contact. In the end this book needs to be read for its historical importance but this book is shallow.

The author's ideas are limited and his expertise is easily challenged. He constantly makes mistaken analogies and he gets a lot of facts wrong.

Understand that you are reading this book for its historical relevance and you wont be s: 4. The Black Death is thought have destroyed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population – experts say it took years for Europe to recover its population size. The plague. The Black Death was one of the most feared diseases in the 14th century.

It was a type of plague that was spread via the bite of infected rat fleas. The name Black Death came from the swollen buboes (glands) in the victim’s neck, armpits, and inner thigh that turned black as they filled with blood. Victims often died within 12 hours of being.An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow fever Epidemic of New York: Clarion Books, Powell, J.H.

Bring Out Your Dead: The Great Plague of Yellow fever in Philadelphia in Philadelphia: Philadelphia University Press, Rhoades, Lillian. The Story of Philadelphia.Anthrax is thought to have originated in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Many scholars think that in Moses’ time, during the 10 plagues of Egypt, anthrax may have caused what was known as the fifth plague, described as a sickness affecting horses, cattle, sheep, camels and oxen.