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What disease was plague?
Ole Jørgen Benedictow

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What disease was plague?
on the controversy over the microbiological identity of plague epidemics of the past
by Ole J. Benedictow

Published 2010 by Brill in Leiden .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The issue and the problems
The ethics of scholarly work
The spread of bubonic plague over distances
Mortality in india
Was historical plague a viral or bacterial disease? : the question of immunity
Defining feature 1 : latency periods
Defining feature 2 : inverse correlation between mortality rate and population density
Defining feature 3 : buboes as a normal clinical feature in epidemics
Defining feature 4 : DNA of yersinia pestis from plague graves
Defining feature 5 : seasonality of bubonic plague
The beginning : the alternative theories of Shrewsbury and Morris
Gunnar Karlsson's alternative theory : that historical plague was pure epidemics of primary pneumonic plague
Twigg's alternative theory
The alternative theory of Scott and Duncan
Cohn's alternative theory.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Brill's series in the history of the environment -- v. 2, Brill's series in the history of the environment -- v. 2.
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RC172 .B47 2010

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