Medicine: Bubonic Plague

From Guayaquil, Ecuador, last week went triumphant despatches that U. S. Public Health men had eradicated bubonic plague from the community. The men were Drs. John D. Long and Clifford Rush Eskey. Bubonic plague, the Black Death, has been one of man's most terrific scourges. In the 14th Century it killed 13,000,000 people in China, 24,000,000 in the rest of the East, 25,000,000 (onefourth of the population) in Europe. Its horror is recorded in Daniel DeFoe's Journal of the Plague Year, 1665, when 70,000 died in London. In 1630, 80,000 perished in...

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