What Disease was Plague? On the Controversy over the by Ole J. Benedictow

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Wu Lien-Teh 1926: 3. Wu Lien-Teh 1936a: 3–4, 9, 14. Wu Lien-Teh 1936a: 3. the ethics of scholarly work 33 spread and clinical manifestations in thousands of plague patients. In the combat of an exceptional evil, they read voluminously, analyzing and synthesizing all studies of plague they could track down and get hold of, including historical studies. They were dedicated scholars and researchers of the highest calibre. The fact that these excellent scholars with their exceptional knowledge of plague were certain that the disease they used their professional lives to fight uncompromisingly for decades was the same as the historical plague epidemics they encountered in historical contexts would normally, as had been the case prior to Cohn’s study, elicit respect for their judgement.

The ethics of scholarly work 29 of tenability, as indicated by the word “plausible,” and restricted with respect to circumstance, namely to the Black Death. ” The point is that Hirst in a chapter on “Interhuman plague,” and in the context of an in-depth discussion of the possible role of the human flea, also discusses over a number of pages assertions by the French scholars G. Blanc and M. 10 In contrast to Cohn’s dismissive style, Hirst, a gentleman scholar who studied at Oxford, attempts to be as generous as possible with a position with which he fundamentally disagrees.

They were dedicated scholars and researchers of the highest calibre. The fact that these excellent scholars with their exceptional knowledge of plague were certain that the disease they used their professional lives to fight uncompromisingly for decades was the same as the historical plague epidemics they encountered in historical contexts would normally, as had been the case prior to Cohn’s study, elicit respect for their judgement. In Cohn’s case, scepticism is also the watchword with regard to such approval as is offered, because it comes at a price.

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