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In this monograph, the alternative theories of the microbiological nature of historical plague presented by the so-called revisionists against the bubonic plague theory have been thoroughly discussed. The central arguments against the bubonic plague theory have shown to be based on ignorance of the primary studies and standard works on bubonic plague. It is shown on the basis of the medical and epidemiological literature that bubonic plague is characterized by a number of defining features. On epidemiologically, medically, and materially untenable grounds the tenability of the bubonic-plague theory of historical plague epidemics is confirmed.

Keywords: bubonic plague theory; historical plague epidemics



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