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

by Richard Pearson

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Published by Printed by J. Moyes ... for Thomas Underwood ... .
Written in English


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  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.


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A Brief Description of the Plague: With Observations on Its Prevention and Cure by Richard Pearson Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 made 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.