Ditches were dug for the dead, they were pilled on top of each other until there was no room to fit anymore; and then another ditch was dug. Even though these people were terribly ill with a very contagious disease I believe they at least deserved a proper burial. I do understand that under the different circumstances they had no other choice, in order to keep the streets clean. I do have one question though, how was it that some were able to walk away from the Death unharmed? I guess it would be something like chicken pox, although this was very contagious before the doctors came up with a vaccine that assures children will not get it anymore.
Back in medieval Europe, there was a lack of medical knowledge therefore the preventions of catching the bubonic plague were very weird and some were very useless. Some preventions were to keep isolated in houses were everybody was healthy and was not sick. Some ran away leaving their families and houses escaping to the countryside. An extreme prevention was the flagellants which went round to towns beating themselves until they bled; this was done because to show remorse and regrets for the sins they did and that their pain would help God to stop the plague. “…they were men who did public penance and scourged themselves with whips of hard knotted leather with little iron spikes.
The Black Death was very dangerous and contagious and destroyed 2/3's of Europe's population and it killed people in a strange manner. People who weren't affected went crazy in fear of catching it and the people who caught it usually died within 7 days. 1. The black death, also known as the Bubonic Plague that killed anywhere from 25-50 million Europeans and severely damaged Europe socially and economically. 2.
Boo writes, “What you don't want is always going to be with you. What you want is never going to be with you. Where you don't want to go, you have to go. And the moment you think you're going to live more, you're going to die.” This quote embodies how harsh it is living in the slum of Annawadi. Some of the slums residents lack any type of shelter and are forced to sleep outside, rats commonly bite people while they try to sleep, and barely a handful of the 3,000 residents of the slum are lucky enough to have full time employment.
The Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was one of the biggest tragedies in England’s history. Wiping out one third of the population, it swept through the country every spring. People awaited the terrible Black Death in extreme fear. Everyone wondered where this horrible disease was coming from and why it had happened to them. Why almost everyone they loved was getting swept away by the traitorous disease.
The Bubonic Plague of the 14th Century in Medieval Europe Have you ever heard of a disease called the “Black Death”? Black Death, commonly referred to as the “Bubonic” plague. The Bubonic plague was one of the worst diseases ever to plague the earth. In the 14th Century the plague swept across Europe killing one out of every four people, about 25 millions of the total population. In this report I will explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, outcome, and prevention.
“They brought with them a plague that they carried down to the very marrow of their bones, so that if anyone so much as spoke to them, he was infected with a mortal sickness which brought on an immediate death that he could in no way avoid.” ( Alberth, pg 1) Reading this could give anyone the chills. Imagine the people who really had to experience it, each day they must have spent praying for their lives. What’s being talked about above is something the people called the Black Death. The Black Death arrived to the shores of Europe around 1347. The plague was brought over from the city of Messina and when it arrived it spread throughout the whole entire continent.
There are so many different figures from back then and even know that we will never truly understand how devastating it actually was, these figures give us somewhat of an idea of how life was like in the time of the plague. Because of the lack of privacy and healthcare in small towns and in big cities, it hurt the world that much more because people and animals were so close to each other. I honestly could have wrote about so much more information that was in this entire book, but I feel that it is the most important to know about what the Black Death actually was and exactly what the disease did to the people back then. The plague changed medieval society in so many ways, from religious views, town and city life, and even artwork, it shaped what the world is today, even though it was such a terrible
Sailors abroad arrived dead or gravely sick, with mysterious black boils all over them, which gave this disease its name “The Black Death”. Over the next five years, this plague killed one third of Europe’s population, which is about 20 million citizens. It was the first epidemic of the second series of outbreaks of the disease (Gottfried xiii) The Black Death was the greatest catastrophe ever which resulted in great fear, and impacted European society religiously and economically. Black is the metaphorical sense of terrible, and that is exactly was the plague was, a terrible and devastating epidemic linked to rodent and human ecology. This disease varied between Bubonic, Phumonic and Septicaemic plague strains.
The affects greatly impacted the population and the future ways of life in Europe. One third of the population of Europe died (an estimated 75 to 200 million people). "The impact upon the future of England was greater than upon any other European country" (Cartwright 1991). I think the Black Death was the worst natural disaster in history because of the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, and the septicemia plague. Ships traveling along the trade routes were knowingly transporting rats but