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1BrownMatthew Brown Professor GilsonHistory 3110- 01I20 November 2019 Long Review:Book Review of In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and The World It Made In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and The World It Made discusses the uncertainty of medical professionals to diagnose exactly what strain of bacteria caused the symptoms of the black plague, or whether it was another illness also spreading simultaneously (11). The book goes on to discuss the history of the disease, the questions medical and historical professionals still have about its spreading and closely related symptoms to anthrax, and the horrific things humans during this time-period experienced. This author ultimately provides in this book a glimpse into life of people during the plague, how it greatly impacted and changed many of their lives or killed them, and how biomedical disaster persists as a possible threat to human life even to this day.
2BrownΤhe author supports this by providing many individualized pieces of historical context, from personal stories, to historical happenings, all taken and supported by his bibliographic findings. The setting of this book mostly depicts Western Europe in the 1300-1400s. The book goes into personal stories involving the history and

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