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Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer
Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Birth of a serial killer. Chapter 2: The Black Death crosses the Channel. Chapter 3: After the Black Death: the French connection. Chapter 4: Tentacles of the… Expand
Oscillatory dynamics of smallpox and the impact of vaccination.
The evolution of smallpox epidemics in London, 1647-1893, was studied by time series analysis of deaths from the disease in the Bills of Mortality. The interepidemic interval (T) evolved… Expand
The dynamics of scarlet fever epidemics in England and Wales in the 19th century.
There was a marked rise in scarlet fever mortality in England and Wales in the mid-nineteenth century and spectral analysis of the registration details, 1847-80, shows that the interepidemic interval… Expand
Incidence of prunus necrotic ringspot virus in selected peach orchards of South Carolina
A survey was conducted in 1987 to determine the prevalence of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV) in peach orchards of South Carolina and to investigate variation in the incidence of the virus… Expand
Reappraisal of the historical selective pressures for the CCR5-Delta32 mutation.
HIV strains are unable to enter macrophages that carry the CCR5-Delta32 deletion; the average frequency of this allele is 10% in European populations. A mathematical model based on the changing… Expand
The dynamics of smallpox epidemics in Britain, 1550–1800
Time-series analysis, a valuable tool in studying population dynamics, has been used to determine the periodicity of smallpox epidemics during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in two… Expand
The interacting effects of prices and weather on population cycles in a preindustrial community.
The exogenous cycles and population dynamics of the community at Penrith, Cumbria, England, have been studied (1557-1812) using aggregative analysis, family reconstitution and time series analysis.… Expand
Malnutrition, Pregnancy, and Infant Mortality: A Biometric Model
Changes with time in endogenous and exogenous infant mortality in a community in preindustrial Northwest England suggest that the population was living under marginal conditions with poor nutritive… Expand
Reproductive strategies and sex-biased investment
Sex-biased investment in children has been explored in a historic population in northern England, 1600 to 1800, following a family reconstitution study. An examination of the wills and other… Expand
Human population dynamics
Time-series analysis of parish register series can be used to study human population dynamics at three different levels: (i) The metapopulation of preindustrial rural England. A short wavelength,… Expand