A History of Epidemics in Britain

  title={A History of Epidemics in Britain},
  author={C. Creighton},
THE first volume of this work was reviewed in these columns about three years ago, and Dr. Creighton has now brought his difficult task to completion. The labour of disinterring the facts of epidemiological history from the scattered chronicles in which they lie hidden is very considerable, and, when this is accomplished, the historian is further confronted with the difficulty of identifying, under the confused nomenclature of by-gone days, the various pestilences described, and of assigning to… Expand
The extinction of bubonic plague in Britain.
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The history of smallpox.
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A history of influenza
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  • Journal of applied microbiology
  • 2001
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  • The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
  • 1973
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Measles as a universal disease.
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  • American journal of diseases of children
  • 1962
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