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  • Tags: disease and epidemics

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Galen's Methodus Medendi is a collected body of work detailing symptoms and treatments for various ailments that Galen encountered throughout his calling as a physician and surgeon in the Roman Empire in the mid to late second century, during the…

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In response to the plague outbreak in Northern Italy between 1629 and 1631, King Phillip IV of Spain enacted strict measures to prevent its spread into his own kingdom. Issued in 1630, this proclamation restricted entry into Spain to those with a…

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In 1793, Philadelphia experienced a massive outbreak of yellow fever. At the time, there was no vaccine for the disease and no one knew how it was spread. People who were financially able to do so fled city, but those who stayed died at an alarming…

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Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was a merchant, a political activist, and a remarkably versatile writer, perhaps best known for his shipwreck novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Three years later, in 1722, he published A Journal of the Plague Year, a…
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