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The plague in Penrith, Cumbria, 1597/8: its causes, biology and consequences.

Abstract:

Using a family reconstitution study the biology of the plague in Penrith, Cumbria in 1597/8 is described in detail; it was an explosive epidemic that spread rapidly within families and 606 individuals died of the plague, some 40% of the population. The age-specific mortality corresponded with the calculated age structure of the population and infection appeared to be random. The sex ratio of victims was 1.37 females to 1 male. The plague spread from the northeast via Richmond and then explode...

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10.1080/03014469600004232

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Duncan, CJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
Journal:
Annals of human biology
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-21
Publication date:
1996
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5033
ISSN:
0301-4460
URN:
uuid:8b7e4ee7-23bf-4cf2-ab15-1ad9b14b646b
Source identifiers:
317480
Local pid:
pubs:317480

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