A History of Epidemics in Britain

@article{CreightonAHO,
  title={A History of Epidemics in Britain},
  author={Charles Creighton},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={51},
  pages={579-580}
}
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… 

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