Gold, Fire and Gallows: Quarantine in History

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History Today Volume 64 Issue 12
In: 
History Today
date: 
20/07/2018
Erscheinungsdatum: 
2014
Edition: 
Volume 64 Issue 12 December 2014

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues its dreadful march, Duncan McLean looks at the 600-year-old practice of isolating individuals and communities in order to bring an end to epidemics and assesses the effectiveness of such measures.