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In this first volume of his history of epidemics in Britain, controversial physician Charles Creighton begins his examination of diseases in Britain from the first British epidemic in 664 AD to the end of the Great Plague in 1666. The work is broken down by time period and disease, ranging from Bede's record of the plague of 664–684 to 'the French pox', as well as outbreaks during sea voyages and in the early colonies. This work will be of value to medical historians and those with an interest in epidemiology.
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- Date Published: July 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107621930
- length: 720 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 40 mm
- weight: 1.04kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Pestilences previous to the Black Death, chiefly from famines
2. Leprosy in medieval Britain
3. The Black Death of 1348–9
4. England after the Black Death, with the epidemics to 1485
5. The sweating sickness, 1485–1551
6. Plague in the Tudor period
7. Gaol fevers, influenzas, and other fevers in the Tudor period
8. The French pox
9. Smallpox and measles
10. Plague, fever and influenza from the accession of James I to the Restoration
11. Sicknesses of early voyages and colonies
12. The Great Plague of London, and the last of plague in England.
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