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We closed our eyes And waited till the heaven-sent plague should pass.
Besides, starvation weakened the victims and destroyed their natural defences against the plagues. Cannibalism, murder, and madness reigned.
Had there been one plague, China might have coped with it.
Once the plague broke through and seized upon the German and Austrian soldiers who were guarding the borders of Turkestan.
"The second plague was a shriek which came on every May-eve over every hearth in the island of Britain.
"The third plague was, however much of provision and food might be prepared in the king's courts, were there even so much as a year's provision of meat and drink, none of it could ever be found, except what was consumed upon the first night."
It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed.
However, until a substantial epidemic has been documented with this proven etiology, this explanation of plagues, both historical and modern, must remain in the realm of conjecture.
His topics include six plagues of antiquity, typhus: a fever plague, the plague protectors: antisepsis to antibiotics, leprosy: the striking hand of God, and six plagues of Africa.
The Bible tells of ten plagues that preceded the Exodus.
Plagues killed millions of Europeans and Asians starting around 1,500 years ago.
Finally, Stevens Crawshaw wisely avoids the issue of retrospective diagnosis, the debate over whether the epidemic disease experienced really can be identified with modern bubonic plagues (Yersinia pestis).