Unformatted text preview: o Only a few pest houses, none created by the government of England or of London Wholesale abandonment of poor by September: an aspect of “the abyss” • Medical authorities: a marketplace o Elite College of Physicians practitioners: mostly traditional medicines o New scientific societies envisioned new experimentation, observation, but few new cures o Apothecaries: became by default the principle vendors of medicine to those who had to stay in London o Quacks: could from our perspectives come from any of these groups, or have no authority at all. Preyed upon scared, desperate people...
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- Fall '11
- Great Plague of London, Great Fire of London, great plague