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Published: 05 November 2009

356 Pages | 13 black and white halftones; 1 map


ISBN: 9780199574025

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Cultures of Plague

Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

  • A fresh chapter in the history of medicine - new interpretations about plague and the ideas it stimulated
  • Revises our understanding of the evolution of medical literature
  • Provides a history of plague literature from the Black Death to the nineteenth century