This is no boring tome, rather it is a striking account with detailed observations, clinical assessments and theories on the plague, its origins, treatments and consequences.
Clinical cases are reported along with the theory of disease and contagion (miasmas). Of note are the written accounts of looting and plundering of homes left abandoned by deceased plague victims and departed family members. I was intrigued by the diatribe on 'charlatans' and other 'quacks' for the probable increased harm caused by their unconventional remedies.
Here is an another intriguing read , albeit much less lengthy, published by the BBC on the sleepy English village of Eyam which played an important role during the plague years of the 17th century.
Fascinating. Read on.