Contours of Death and Disease in Early Modern Englandby Mary J. Dobson
Pub. Date: 06/28/1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book provides a penetrating account of death and disease in early modern England. Using a wide range of sources for the southeast of England, the author highlights the tremendous variation in levels of mortality across geographical contours and across two centuries of time. She explores the epidemiological causes and consequences of these mortality variations, and offers the reader a fascinating insight into the way patients and practitioners perceived, understood and reacted to the multitude of fevers, poxes and plagues in past times.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #29
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)
Table of Contents
List of plates; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Landscapes of the Past: 1. Airs, waters and places; 2. Regional and local settings; Part II. Contours of Mortality: 3. Geographical patterns of mortality; 4. Geographical rhythms of mortality; Part III. Environments and Movements of Disease: 5. The spectrum of death, disease and medical care; 6. Marshlands, mosquitoes and malaria; 7. Crises, fevers and poxes; Part IV. Contours of Death: Contours of Health: 8. The epidemiological landscapes of the past; Bibliography.
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