Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 4

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 4 - I. History of...

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I. History of disease – The black death A. Overview (there will be another epidemic 100-100 years from now) i. Caused by bacillus Yersinia pestis ii. A disease if rats spread to humans by fleas 1. During medieval times 30-40% of the population was killed in a 300 year period 2. Acute infection known as the black death, bubonic plague, great plague 3. Pneumonic can be transfers by breath 4. 95% of plague was not contagious iii. 3-pandemic wiped out large proportions % of population (this was scary because it strikes fast) 1. 400 – 500 AD Rome – broke up the roman empire 2. 1347 – 1665 Europe – 33% - 50% of population 3. 1896 – 1933 Asia (India) – 12 million people 4. Greenland 100% of the population die (this was most likely pneumonic) B. Bubonic plague in medieval Europe i. General 1. Over population, not enough food 2. No room, not toilets a.k.a sanitation 3. Straw roofs, rats lived in roofs 4. Most of the population worked on farmers, novels had all the power 5. ¾ children died, 40% of the mothers died during child birth
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