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At least 27 killed by plague in Madagascar

Independent Online - Jan 16, 2017
This Centers For Disease Control (CDC) file image shows the bubonic plague bacteria taken from a patient. File picture: Reuters. Antananarivo - At least 27 people in southern Madagascar have died from the plague, health authorities on the island said ...

Hong Kong Plague Medal 1894 on offer at Catherine Southon auction

antiquestradegazette.com - Jan 31, 2017
According to the Medal Yearbook, the colonial authorities in HK awarded the medal to “nurses, civil servants, police, British Army and Royal Navy personnel who rendered assistance when the crown colony was struck by a severe epidemic of bubonic plague ...

NYC Pizza

Creators Syndicate - Feb 11, 2017
Years from now, they will discover it was not rats but rather the kids table at a small, shabby pizza joint that was ground zero for the bubonic plague. The mission of the round robin was clear: 1) Determine who had the best slice. 2) Determine whether ...

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Bubonic Plague books

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

by: Geraldine Brooks
An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 

When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.
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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.