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Title: The burning of ships as a sanitary measure two hundred years ago in Malta
Authors: Cassar, Paul
Keywords: Ships -- Sanitation -- History
Plague -- Malta -- History
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1990, Vol. 2(2), p. 22-25
Abstract: Woven throughout Maltese medical history is the constant struggle against the possibility of an invasion of the Maltese Islands by pestilence introduced by plague-infected ships. This is an account of the case histories of three plague-infected ships that came to Malta in the late eighteenth century and were destroyed by burning to eradicate the "contagion" on board.
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MMJ, Volume 2, Issue 2

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