Science in the Time of the Plague: Jakob Gråberg and the Moroccan Plague Epidemic of 1818–20

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The article explores Swedish consular secretary Jakob Gråberg in connection to the plague epidemic in Morocco, focusing on the summer of
1819. Gråberg described a treatment based on the liberal use of olive oil and a method of inoculation, both of which he claimed to be highly
effective. In addition, he drew conclusions about the mechanisms by which the illness enters the body and causes the outbreak of plague. These
reports and deductions—the contents of which were widely circulated by Gråberg’s scientific peers—represent early, tentative developments in
epidemiology.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
JulkaisuEnvironment & Society Portal, Arcadia
Numero38
TilaJulkaistu - 8 lokakuuta 2020
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