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A Treatise on Plague
Dealing with the Historical, Epidemiological, Clinical, Therapeutic and Preventive Aspects of the Disease

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108015899

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  • The bubonic plague, in various forms, has been devastating human populations and affecting the very course of history for over 3000 years. This 1905 study by a renowned expert in the field represents the extent of early twentieth-century knowledge of a disease which was still killing millions at the time of first publication. Charting the history of the plague and its spread across the world, Simpson examines the causes of the disease, including the role of living conditions and poverty, as well as strategies for quarantine, prevention and treatment. Featuring autopsy reports, statistical data, photographs illustrating the symptoms and accounts of medical investigation of all aspects of the plague, this is a comprehensive and arresting overview of the disease. The book also features the full text of the 1903 International Sanitary Convention of Paris which was a response to the 1896 outbreak in India and China.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108015899
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 7 maps 33 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part 1. History and Distribution of Plague:
    1. Plague from the early centuries to the 19th century
    2. Plague in India
    3. The present pandemic
    Part 2. Epidemiology of Plague:
    4. Nature of infection
    5. The relationship of epizootics to plague
    6. Different views as regards the etiology of pandemics and epidemics of plague
    7. Variation in powers of diffusion of epidemics, and the effect of seasonal influences on them
    8. Variation in virulence of plague epidemics
    9. Fostering conditions of endemicity and epidemicity
    10. Diffusion and modes of dissemination
    11. Modes of dissemination in an infected locality
    Part 3. Plague in the Individual:
    12. Morbid anatomy and pathology
    13. Channels of infection
    14. Clinical features
    15. Diagnosis and prognosis
    16. Treatment
    Part 4. Measures for Prevention and Suppression of Plague:
    17. Measures employed before the discovery of the bacillus
    18. Existing measures against plague after discovery of bacillus
    19. Measures to combat an outbreak of plague in a locality
    20. Preventive inoculation
    21. Conclusion
    Appendix 1. Reported deaths from plague in India in 1904, extracted from the official weekly returns
    Appendix 2. The International Sanitary Convention of Paris, 1903

  • Author

    W. J. Simpson

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