Plague Hospitals: Public Health for the City in Early Modern Venice

Plague Hospitals: Public Health for the City in Early Modern Venice

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Developed throughout early modern Europe, lazaretti, or plague hospitals, took on a central role in early modern responses to epidemic disease, in particular the prevention and treatment of plague. The lazaretti served as isolation hospitals, quarantine centres, convalescent homes, cemeteries, and depots for the disinfection or destruction of infected goods. The first permanent example of this institution was established in Venice in 1423 and between the fifteenth… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (November 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 338 pages

File size: 21.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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