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dc.contributor.authorLynteris, Christos
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-04T14:30:12Z
dc.date.available2019-04-04T14:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationLynteris , C 2019 , ' Pestis minor : the history of a contested plague pathology ' , Bulletin of the History of Medicine , vol. 93 , no. 1 , pp. 55-81 . https://doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2019.0002en
dc.identifier.issn0007-5140
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 252886265
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: e18b4c7f-093e-45bd-b5b3-a07911742684
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85064503926
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85064503926
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 30956236
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8397-0050/work/60630754
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000463332700003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/17450
dc.descriptionResearch leading to this article was funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant (under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme/ERC grant agreement no. 336564) for the project Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic (University of St Andrews and University of Cambridge).en
dc.description.abstractPestis minor is a pathological category that at the height of the third plague pandemic (1894–1959) fueled extensive debate and research among medical scientists. Referring to an attenuated or benign form of plague, evidence of pestis minor or pestis ambulans was produced in medical reports across the world so as to raise the question of whether the disease could survive measures against it by means of temporary transformation. Afflicting its victims only by the slightest lymphatic swellings, this theory went, the disease could thus lurk in the human body until conditions allowed it to break out again in its true, malignant form. This article draws for the first time a history of this contested pathology, the diagnostic and epidemiological questions raised by it, and the way in which it came to play a significant role in debates about the nature of plague at the turn of the nineteenth century.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofBulletin of the History of Medicineen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Johns Hopkins University Press. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en
dc.subjectPlagueen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectEvidenceen
dc.subjectComissionen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectRussiaen
dc.subjectPhilippinesen
dc.subjectHong Kongen
dc.subjectRB Pathologyen
dc.subjectNursing(all)en
dc.subjectMedicine (miscellaneous)en
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccRBen
dc.titlePestis minor : the history of a contested plague pathologyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Social Anthropologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2019.0002
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttps://preprint.press.jhu.edu/bhm/content/pestis-minor-history-contested-plague-pathologyen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/720873en


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