Smallpox and the literary imagination 1660 1820 review andrea rusnock journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences volume 64 number. David e shuttleton smallpox and the literary imagination 1660 1820cambridge cambridge university press 2007 xiii 265 pp illus. Smallpox was a much feared disease until modern times responsible for many deaths worldwide and reaching epidemic proportions amongst the british population in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries this book is a substantial critical study of the literary representation of the disease and its victims between the restoration and the . David e shuttleton smallpox and the literary imagination 1660 1820 smallpox and the literary imagination 1660 1820 david e shuttleton cambridge cambridge . Cambridge university press 9780521872096 smallpox and the literary imagination 1660 1820 by david e shuttleton excerpt introduction imagining smallpox the circumstances surrounding lady cornburys death in 1661 may have been unusual but it came at a time when smallpox was rapidly emerging as the most dominant pathological killer 1 in his history of epidemics in britain 1894
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