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Social Distancing and Quarantine Were Used in Medieval Times to Fight the Black Death

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Social Distancing and Quarantine Were Used in Medieval Times to Fight the Black Death

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A medieval Italian legislation document, dating from 1377, reveals that social distancing and quarantine measures were practiced during the bubonic plague. The article describes what measures seaport towns took to screen and isolate ships before their goods and crews could enter these populations Also, it discusses the advent of plague hospitals, how the word quarantine came to be, and 14th century public health structure. As far as medicine and technology has advanced over the centuries, we are still using some of the same practices that were used seven centuries ago. It illustrates how much we can still learn from the past.

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01/31/2021

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01/31/2021
05/07/2021

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03/27/2020

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This item was submitted on January 31, 2021 by Robin Keagle using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”: https://covid-19archive.org/s/archive

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