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Bubonic Plague

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"Bubonic Plague" by Rai Bahadur A. Mitra is a comprehensive and detailed account of the devastating plague that swept through India in the early 20th century. Mitra, a renowned Indian medical practitioner and writer, provides a thorough examination of the origins, spread, and impact of the disease, as well as the efforts made by medical professionals to control and combat it.

One of the standout features of the book is Mitra's ability to intertwine scientific information with the human stories and experiences of those affected by the plague. Through personal accounts and historical narratives, he paints a vivid and harrowing picture of the fear, panic, and devastation caused by the epidemic.

Additionally, Mitra's writing is clear, engaging, and accessible, making this book a valuable resource for both students of public health and general readers interested in the history of infectious diseases. His expertise as a medical practitioner shines through in his meticulous research and analysis of the plague, providing a comprehensive and insightful examination of this tragic chapter in Indian history.

Overall, "Bubonic Plague" is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of epidemics and the impact of infectious diseases on human societies. Mitra's expertise, combined with his engaging writing style, makes this book a compelling and informative read that sheds light on a critical period in India's past.

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Dr. Rai Bahadur A. Mitra who was the Chief Medical Officer in Kashmir presents a short treatise on the bubonic plague. The book ranges from a short history of the bubonic plague, including an account of the great 1665 plague in London, through description of the disease, treatment and prevention. - Summary by Larry Wilson


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