Bubonic plague in early modern Russia : public health and urban disaster /

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Author / Creator:Alexander, John T.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (xix, 385 pages) : illustrations, maps
Subject:Plague -- Russia -- History -- 18th century.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
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Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11189553
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Notes:Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-372) and index.
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Summary:John T. Alexander's study dramatically highlights how the Russian people reacted to the Plague, and shows how the tools of modern epidemiology can illuminate the causes of the plague's tragic course through Russia. Bubonic Plauge in Early Modern Russia makes contributions to many aspects of Russian and European history: social, economic, medical, urban, demographic, and meteorological. It is particularly enlightening in its discussion of eighteenth-century Russia's emergent medical profession and public health institutions and, overall, should interest scholars in its use of abundant new primar.
Other form:Print version: Alexander, John T. Bubonic plague in early modern Russia. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003 0195158180 9780195158182
Table of Contents:
  • Contents; Preface to Paperback Edition; Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on Dates and Transliteration; Introduction: Bubonic Plague, Fleas, and Rats; PART ONE: Historical Background, Medical Context, and Urban Setting; ILLUSTRATIONS; PART TWO: The Course of the Epidemic; PART THREE: The Epidemic's Impact and Consequences; Conclusions and Comparisons; Appendix 1. Doctors and Surgeons in Moscow in March 1771; Appendix 2. Students at the Moscow Surgical School in 1770-71; Abbreviations; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.