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On Pestilence A Renaissance Treatise on Plague

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ISBN-10: 081225354X

ISBN-13: 9780812253542

Edition: 2022

Authors: Girolamo. Mercuriale, Craig Martin

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In the spring of 1576, the Health Office of Venice, fearful of a growing outbreak of plague, imposed a quarantine upon the city. The move was controversial, with some in power questioning the precise nature of the disease and concerned about the economic and political impact of the closure. A tribunal of physicians was summoned by the Doge, among them Girolamo Mercuriale, professor of medicine in nearby Padua and perhaps the most famous physician in all of Europe. Whatever the disease was that was affecting Venice, Mercuriale opined, it was not and could not be plague, for it was neither fast-moving nor widespread enough for that diagnosis. Following Mercuriale's advice and against the…    
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2022
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 1/4/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English