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Scarlet Fever

Anne Hardy

in The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scarlet fever was one of the first diseases to have an active preventive policy directed against it, and for some late nineteenth-century observers it came to represent a great triumph of preventive ... More


Lazaretti and Isolation: ‘More Feared than Death Itself’?

John Henderson

in Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the role of Lazaretti in Florence in the campaign against plague. In contrast to other cities, such as Venice and Milan, which constructed purpose-built isolation hospitals, ... More


Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

John Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Plague remains the paradigm against which reactions to many epidemics are often judged. This book examines how a major city fought, suffered, and survived the impact of plague. Going beyond ... More


Shadows and Storms: Endurance

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter Five looks at the special problems that accompanied poverty, problems made worse by the near total lack of buffers when special difficulties arose. It begins with those who hit rock bottom, ... More


The Impact of Plague and Quarantine

John Henderson

in Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter details the impact on the population of the policies discussed in the previous chapter. It first analyses the factors underlying the spread of plague, both through Florence and at a more ... More


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