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Death’s Finale: Changes Underway During and after the Great Plague of London H213 notes, 1 November 2011 Overview of new material today Scientific revolution: how can we connect changing ways of investigating the world to plague-related topics in 17 th century England? The great fire of London (1666) and its aftermath: the beginning of an era building modern cities R EVIEW FOR TEST IN THE LAST 20 MINUTES OF CLASS Two faces of evolving public health: two different approaches Contagion: led to the “quarantine system” o Legacy of the plague years in Europe: o This theory led Europeans to look for specific disease-causing substances, thus important to the later germ theory of disease Miasm: disease blamed on putrefaction or pollution of air, water, and places o This approach ultimately led Europeans to urban sanitation o and thus is the origin of modern environmentalism An example that doesn’t fit in neatly: new attitudes toward fleas and lice and
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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