Biology of Plagues: Evidence from Historical Populations
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Biology of Plagues: Evidence from Historical Populations

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The threat of unstoppable plagues, such as AIDS and Ebola, is always with us. In Europe, the most devastating plagues were those from the Black Death pandemic in the 1300s to the Great Plague of London in 1665. For the past 100 years it has been accepted that Yersinia pestis, the infective agent of bubonic plague, was responsible for these epidemics. This book combines mod...more
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published March 29th 2001 by Cambridge University Press (first published March 28th 1997)
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I had to write a 4 page book review on this book for my Renaissance and Reform History class last week. Excellent book if you dig science and the history of human disease. This book is actually authored by Historian Susan Scott and Zoologist Christopher Duncan. Their book was intended to provide the information and evidence needed to debunk the claims that the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, was responsible for all instances of plagues noted in histo...more
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