A Practical Treatise of the Plague, and All Pestilential by Joseph Browne

By Joseph Browne

The 18th century was once a wealth of data, exploration and quickly growing to be expertise and increasing record-keeping made attainable by way of advances within the printing press. In its choice to maintain the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its personal: digitization of epic proportions to maintain those priceless works within the biggest archive of its type. Now for the 1st time those fine quality electronic copies of unique 18th century manuscripts come in print, making them hugely obtainable to libraries, undergraduate scholars, and autonomous scholars.
Medical conception and perform of the 1700s built quickly, as is evidenced through the large assortment, consisting of descriptions of ailments, their stipulations, and coverings. Books on technological know-how and expertise, agriculture, army know-how, usual philosophy, even cookbooks, are all contained here.
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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA)


London : published for J. Wilcox; and offered by means of J. Roberts, 1720. 79,[1]p. ; 8°

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The men regarded us as likely sympathizers in their campaign to make the research more comprehensive, but we had little idea about the nature of the ‘real problems’ which they felt deserved attention. So we turned the talk back to them, tried to suspend our voyeurish interest in them as criminals. 33 Escape Attempts It started slowly. In the beginning nobody wanted to be first to speak. As we realized later, there was a sense in which publicizing the problems was difficult for the prisoners. It placed them again to the forefront of consciousness, made them matters which required renewed attention.

There were differences between the men in the choice of solution, but for all of them with varying degrees of explicitness, it was a problem which had to be resolved. Some prisoners decided that work, for all its incongruity in prison, could not be ignored: it was an element which demanded attention. But this did not mean that they gave themselves over to it, became committed or spontaneously involved within it. Instead they might undertake it in a distant cynical style, a mode of relating to reality which 35 Escape Attempts allowed them to stand back from what they did, to preserve their identity from any contamination which might result from taking such absurd matters seriously.

This imperilled accommodation to the regime. Unlike short-termers who might make calendars or wall charts which indicated how long they had to serve, these men saw freedom as too distant to be a matter for constant reflection. Their internal time-tables were not marked out in terms of the days or months of their sentence but were constructed around such matters as the change in seasons, the gap between visits or letters, the length of time that had been spent in a particular security wing. Ways of making time pass were also problematic.

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