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Images Dated 30th October 1986

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The pest anatomised, by George Thomson Featured 30 Oct 1986 Print

The pest anatomised, by George Thomson

Frontispiece from Loimotomia, or The Pest Anatomised, by George Thomson, an English physician at the time of the Great Plague of 1665, the last serious European outbreak of the devastating disease. Thomson's book describes the attempt to discover the cause of the plague by post mortem examination of its victims. It was a valiant, but futile attempt. Plague, a disease caused by the bacteria Pasteurella pestis & transmitted to man by the rat flea, recurred periodically throughout Europe during the 14th to 17th centuries. The death tolls were enormous & the social, political & economic consequences devastating

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