Cristofano And The Plague. A Study In The History Of Public Health In The Age Of Galileo..
Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine; otherwise a fine copy.
Collins, St James's Place.,
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 188 pp.
Illustrated by 8 pages of plates, including facsimiles and by text figures and tables.
A study of the outbreak of plague in the Tuscan town of Prato, 1630, and the role of Ser Cristofano Giulio Ceffini, a member of the Board of Health, in organising the town's measures to deal with the crisis. The text is well illustrated by statistics, with eight appendices. Carlo M. Cipolla (1922-2000) was an Italian economic historian who published on population history, literacy, prices and technological development. He became a professor at the University of California Berkeley in 1959.
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