The Scientific Study of Plague

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THE fourth extra number of the Journal of Hygiene, containing the work of the Plague Commission, has appeared lately.1 Chapter xxvi.—the first of this number—is a translation of a St. Petersburg thesis (1904) by Dr. Verjbitski, which has not been published beiore. The Russian worker arrived independently at conclusions, with regard to the transmission of plague by blood-sucking parasites, which tally well with those of the Indian workers. The common rat flea of Cronstadt, however, is Typhlopsylla musculi, and appears not to attack man. Experiments with bugs gave results similar to those with fleas.

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NOON, L. The Scientific Study of Plague . Nature 78, 564–565 (1908) doi:10.1038/078564a0

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