The Causes and Effects of a Pandemic by
This debate will be reconstructed along with the addition of new evidence highlighting key descriptions of skin manifestations and symptomology that reassures the status of bubonic plague as the cause of The Black Death.
Venereal diseases in sixteenth-century England.
- HistoryMedical history
This survey covers its early history in England and considers the evidence for the American origin of syphilis and the first appearance in Europe with the return of Columbus and his sailors in 1493 as overwhelming.
Shutt Up: Bubonic Plague and Quarantine in Early Modern England
- Political Science, HistoryJournal of social history
In examining the 1636 outbreak on the parish as well as the individual level, reasons for this inconsistency between official and unofficial perspectives emerge.
The geography of smallpox in England before vaccination: A conundrum resolved
- HistorySocial science & medicine
News, Notes, and Queries
- HistoryMedical History
THRmE SEEMS to have been a certain amount of despondency on the early history of syphilis in England. Several authorities have remarked what little record there is of venereal disease in the…
Black Death 3 Infection and migration Spread of the black death in Europe The plague
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. It is widely thought to have been an outbreak of plague caused by the bacterium…
Keep Bleeding: Hemorrhagic Sores, Trade, and the Necessity of Leaky Boundaries in Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year
This essay considers the way in which disease control is crucial in shaping communities by probing notions of two boundaries that are both political and personal—the border between the national…
The Black Death and the new London cemeteries of 1348
Historical background The Black Death entered England through the port of Melcombe Regis, Dorset and spread rapidly, reaching London and the suburbs in the autumn of 1348. The plague raged in the…
Did medieval trade activity and a viral etiology control the spatial extent and seasonal distribution of Black Death mortality?
- EconomicsMedical hypotheses
Distinct Clones of Yersinia pestis Caused the Black Death
- BiologyPLoS pathogens
The results clarify the etiology of the Black Death and provide a paradigm for a detailed historical reconstruction of the infection routes followed by this disease.