What disease was plague? : on the controversy over the microbiological identity of plague epidemics of the past /
In this monograph, the alternative theories to the established bubonic-plague theory as to the microbiological identity of historical plague epidemics are intensively discussed in the light of the historical sources and the medical primary research and standard works.
Leiden ; Boston :
|Series:||Brill's series in the history of the environment ;
v. 2. |
|Online Access:||Available via EBSCO eBook Collection|
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- The issue and the problems
- The ethics of scholarly work
- The spread of bubonic plague over distances
- Mortality in india
- Was historical plague a viral or bacterial disease? : the question of immunity
- Defining feature 1 : latency periods
- Defining feature 2 : inverse correlation between mortality rate and population density
- Defining feature 3 : buboes as a normal clinical feature in epidemics
- Defining feature 4 : DNA of yersinia pestis from plague graves
- Defining feature 5 : seasonality of bubonic plague
- The beginning : the alternative theories of Shrewsbury and Morris
- Gunnar Karlsson's alternative theory : that historical plague was pure epidemics of primary pneumonic plague
- Twigg's alternative theory
- The alternative theory of Scott and Duncan
- Cohn's alternative theory.