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3 New Vaccines Against 'Black Death' Plague Bacteria Show Promise

Live Science - Oct 13, 2016
There was previously a vaccine that protected against bubonic plague (another form of plague that causes swollen lymph nodes, called buboes), but this older vaccine did not prevent pneumonic plague, and was discontinued by its manufacturer, according ...

Genealogy: Bubonic plauge struck over several centuries

Terre Haute Tribune Star - Sep 25, 2016
Last week, we described some findings in England concerning the Black Death and its victims. But the Black Death, or bubonic plague, was a world-wide pandemic and deadly to many countries over several centuries. This week we will review the timeline ...

Genealogy: Special form of plague brought Black Death to Europe

Terre Haute Tribune Star - Sep 18, 2016
Recently there was a story in the news about many skeletons unearthed during excavations in London; these were believed to belong to people who had died from bubonic plague in the epidemic of 1665.

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Plagues and Peoples

by: William H. McNeill
Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon.
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The Medical Detectives: The Classic Collection of Award-Winning Medical Investigative Reporting

by: Berton Roueche
The classic collection of award-winning medical investigative reporting

What do Lyme’s disease in Long Island, a pig from New Jersey, and am amateur pianist have in common? All are subjects in three of 24 utterly fascinating tales of strange illnesses, rare diseases, poisons, and parasites—each tale a thriller of medical suspense by the incomparable Berton Roueché. The best of his New Yorker articles are collected here to astound readers with intriguing tales of epidemics in America’s small towns, threats of contagion in our biggest cities, even bubonic plague in a peaceful urban park.
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A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641

by: Stephen Mitchell

The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.