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By Philip Norrie

ISBN-10: 3319289365

ISBN-13: 9783319289366

This booklet exhibits how bubonic plague and smallpox helped finish the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age within the close to East and later the Carthaginian Empire. The booklet will learn all of the attainable infectious illnesses found in precedent days and express that existence was once an everyday fight for survival both keeping off or scuffling with opposed to those infectious disorder epidemics. The booklet will argue that infectious sickness epidemics are a severe hyperlink within the chain of causation for the dying of so much civilizations within the historic international and that historical historians may still not forget about them, as is at present the case.

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It will discuss possible causes and critically examine the evidence of the 1322 epidemic. Three eminent medical doctors and historians have suggested that the 1322 BCE Hittite epidemic was so bad that it ended the Hittite Empire. M. Cooray MBBS (London), MRCS (Eng), LRCP (London) who was a former physician at the Fever Hospital in Angoda and President of the College of General Practice in Sri Lanka. 3 Photograph of Hittite Kings Tomb (© SafakOguz/iStock/ Thinkstock) 42 A HISTORY OF DISEASE IN ANCIENT TIMES Oration is given in his memory each year at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo.

Nsf/ pages/Malaria. Accessed 7 December 13. 25. nsf/ Typhoid_and_paratyphoid. Accessed 7 December 13. 26. int/topics/dysentery/en/. Accessed 7 December 13. 1), if not the greatest. 3100 BCE (±150 years) with the reign of Menes, according to the classification by the Egyptian priest Manetho. Prior to this time were the PreDynastic Kings, of which little is known. 2134 BCE and then the Second Intermediate Period (dynasties thirteen to seventeen). 1087 BCE until the end of the Egyptian Empire in 332 BCE when it was conquered by Alexander the Great.

It will discuss possible causes and critically examine the evidence of the 1322 epidemic. Three eminent medical doctors and historians have suggested that the 1322 BCE Hittite epidemic was so bad that it ended the Hittite Empire. M. Cooray MBBS (London), MRCS (Eng), LRCP (London) who was a former physician at the Fever Hospital in Angoda and President of the College of General Practice in Sri Lanka. 3 Photograph of Hittite Kings Tomb (© SafakOguz/iStock/ Thinkstock) 42 A HISTORY OF DISEASE IN ANCIENT TIMES Oration is given in his memory each year at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo.

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