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By Philip Norrie

This ebook exhibits how bubonic plague and smallpox helped finish the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age within the close to East and later the Carthaginian Empire. The ebook will study all of the attainable infectious ailments found in precedent days and express that lifestyles was once a regular fight for survival both warding off or combating opposed to those infectious sickness epidemics. The e-book will argue that infectious sickness epidemics are a serious hyperlink within the chain of causation for the death of so much civilizations within the historic global and that historic historians may still not forget about them, as is presently the case.

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Just as Seth had banned the Mediterranean Sea, Seth will ban you likewise. O Canaanite illness! You shall not intend to pass through the limbs of X, born of Y. 28 HOW DISEASE AFFECTED THE HISTORY OF THE EGYPTIAN EMPIRE 33 These quotes from the papyri mention “bubo …the disease has hit” and “…the body is blackened with black spots…” Both these descriptions are consistent with infection by bubonic plague. Dr. Panagiotakopulu continues her quote: “In the London Medical papyrus, dated 1350 BC, there are incantations ‘in the language of Keftiu’ against the ‘Canaanite illness’ (Goedicke, 1984).

At the age of 26, in 1904, he became an assistant physician. Later he became one of the great physicians of his time in England and was one of the first to fully appreciate the impact of bacteriology on clinical practice, and he himself was a first class bacteriologist and clinical pathologist. Many of his early papers were on the treatment of pneumonia and other infections and on prophylactic vaccinations. 16 His main interest was always pulmonary diseases and his book “The Problem of Consumption” was published in 1912.

Nsf/ pages/Measles. Accessed 7 December 13. 24. nsf/ pages/Malaria. Accessed 7 December 13. 25. nsf/ Typhoid_and_paratyphoid. Accessed 7 December 13. 26. int/topics/dysentery/en/. Accessed 7 December 13. 1), if not the greatest. 3100 BCE (±150 years) with the reign of Menes, according to the classification by the Egyptian priest Manetho. Prior to this time were the PreDynastic Kings, of which little is known. 2134 BCE and then the Second Intermediate Period (dynasties thirteen to seventeen). 1087 BCE until the end of the Egyptian Empire in 332 BCE when it was conquered by Alexander the Great.

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