Responses to the Great Plague 1665-1666

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  • Responses to the Great Plague of 1665
    • Treatments
      • Little effectiveness
      • Chickens tail on buboes
      • Cutting a live pigeon in half and place under buboes
      • Leeches (Bloodletting)
      • Sponge in vinegar
      • Candle smoke
      • Theory of transference
    • Prevention
      • Action of the Government
      • Mass graves for the dead (Plague pits)
      • 40 Days of quarantine
      • Purging of cats and dogs
        • Carried fleas
        • Made situation worse - Less predators
        • Rich exiting the country (Before June 1665)
          • Travel restrictions by other villages
      • Eyam
        • Plague carried through cloths from merchant
          • William Mompesson
            • Isolation and quarantine of the village
          • Isolation and quarantine of the village
        • All food from outside a boundary
        • Natural immunities to plage contracted
        • Derby
      • Contamination of bodies
        • Only buried before sunrise or after sunset
          • 6 feet under
        • 6 feet under
      • Lord Mayor of London
        • Sir William Lawrence
        • Check each house for people with the Great Plague
          • 40 Days quarantine for having the plague
            • Red Cross
            • Lord, have mercy on us
            • Watchmen
            • People broke through walls
    • Background
      • ~65,000 died (might be up to 100,000)
        • Records lost in Great Fire of London
      • Government were involved
      • Bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic
        • Samuel Pepys
          • 'so many sick people in the streets, full of sores'
      • Began in Spring
        • Nothing done until it spread to richer areas of London in Summer
      • Came back periodically between the 15th and 16th centuries
      • 1000 deaths per week
    • Causes
      • Four Humours imbalane
      • Miasma
      • God
      • Cats and Dogs
      • Contageous

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