Bubonic Plague in Early Modern Russia : Public Health and Urban Disaster: Public Health and Urban Disaster (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Nov 18, 2002 - History - 408 pages
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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 meterological. 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 primary source material from Soviet, German, and British archives.
  

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Contents

Plague Epidemics and Antiplague Precautions in Russia to 1770
11
Medical Professionals and Public Health in Russia to 1770
36
Catherine II and Moscow on the Eve of the Plague 176270
61
The Course of the Epidemic
99
Origins and Outbreak of the Plague Spring 1770Winter 177071
101
Official Negligence Medical Incompetence or Another False Alarm? JanuaryMay 1771
125
A Pestilential Summer AprilSeptember 1771
152
The Plague Riot September 1771
177
The Plague s Impact on Moscow
257
Medical Reactions and Debates Plague Tractates from Russia
279
Conclusions and Comparisons
297
Doctors and Surgeons in Moscow in March 1771
305
Students at the Moscow Surgical School in 177071
307
Abbreviations
309
Notes
311
Selected Bibliography
353

The Orlov Mission and the Plague Commission September 1771January 1772
202
The Plague in the Provinces and the Threat to Petersburg August 1771August 1775
229
The Epidemic s Impact and Consequences
255

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