Listing the symptons of London's 1665 plague, in the language of a contemporary doctor
By Mike Pollitt
17 October 2012, 18:58
FIRST, The manifest Signs of Infection
SECONDLY, The Appearances after Infection
Palpitation of the Heart
Bleeding at Nose
a great Heat about the Precordia.
THE Signs more peculiar to a Pestilence, are those Pustules which the common People call:
and those Marks called Tokens.
The pestilential Poison might be shook…out of the Nerves into the Muscles, and there cause:
and all those other Concomitants of putrid and malignant Fevers.
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