hong kong, 1894: the role of james a lowson in the controversial discovery of the plague bacillus. 19979217728
a scottish doctor's association with the discovery of the plague bacillus.plague killed at least a quarter of the population of europe in 1348. this was the first wave of the epidemic known as 'the black death' which continued for two years and then recurred sporadically till the late 17th century. in london in 1603, 22.6% of the population died from plague and in the outbreak known as the great plague of london in 1694 there were over 70,000 deaths out of a population of 460,000. many english villages were completely wiped out at this time. marseilles suffered severe ...19958693337
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