Fleas and Plague

    Abstract

    SIR LAUDER BRUNTON, F.R.S., delivered the inaugural address at the opening of the twenty-fifth session of the London School of Tropical Medicine on Monday, October 25, Mr. R. L. Amtrobus, C.B., Assistant Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, presiding. He described the campaign against mosquitoes in relation to malaria and yellow fever; sleeping sickness, its spread along the or commerce in Africa and its transmission by a tsersedy; and then proceeded to discuss plague. The ravages of this disease in Europe in the fourteenth century under the name of the “Black Death” were described, and quotations from contemporary writers were given illustrating the terrible condition to which the countries attacked were reduced by the pestilence.

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