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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English


  • Plague -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Black Death -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Medicine, Medieval -- Juvenile literature,
  • Diseases and history -- Juvenile literature,
  • Plague -- History,
  • Black Death -- History

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About the Edition

Traces the history of the plague from ancient times to today, focusing on the Black Death and its aftermath in the Middle Ages. Also discusses causes and cures of the disease.

Edition Notes

Statementby Walter Oleksy.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesA First book
LC ClassificationsRC172 .O43 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3485393M
ISBN 100531044262
LC Control Number82004920

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