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Merck's 1899 Manual of the Materia Medica, described as a "ready reference pocket book for the practicing physician" has the following: Cerebral Concussion. Rest: absolute to be enjoined. Stimulants to be avoided. Warmth: to extremities. A Manual of surgical treatment v.7, 1899-1903 (published in 1901) goes in to much more detail: In the ...


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The most common theory is that it was Yersinia Pestis that lived in the flea Xenopsylla cheopis that live on rodents. When the sickness kills the host they flea seek other hosts. As the black rat (Rattus rattus) lived close to humans it would infect humans. Infected humans can spread it on by coughs, vomits and sneezes. Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan ...


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Not only historians, but also medicaly one still only believes what type of bacteria was the cause of the Black death. Black rats (which were immune) carried the fleas which themselves lived off the blood of their victims. This blood contained the bacteria. There are some opinions today that still have doubts about the exact cause Theories of the ...


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