Plague in San Francisco: An Essay Review

@article{Barde2004PlagueIS,
  title={Plague in San Francisco: An Essay Review},
  author={R. Barde},
  journal={Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59},
  pages={463 - 470}
}
  • R. Barde
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
  • [Rieux] knew what those jubilant crowds did not know but could have learned from books: that the plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good; that it can lie dormant for years and years in furniture and linen-chests; that it bides its time in bedrooms, cellars, trunks, and bookshelves; and that perhaps the day would come when, for the bane and the enlightening of men, it would rouse up its rats again and send them forth to die in a happy city. 

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