Sentence Examples


  • Since 1900 there have been several mild outbreaks of bubonic plague.
  • Its already evil reputation has been increased of late years by the fact that it is one of the chief disseminators of bubonic plague.
  • Cholera is endemic in some parts of the vilayet, and before 1875 the same was true of the bubonic plague.
  • Pestis, pestilentia), in medicine, a term given to any epidemic disease causing a great mortality, and used in this sense by Galen and the a ncient medical writers, but now confined to a special disease, otherwise called Oriental, Levantine, or Bubonic Plague, which may be shortly defined a specific infectious fever, one variety being characterized by buboes (glandular swellings) and carbuncles.
  • It is not till the 6th century of our era, in the reign of Justinian, that we find bubonic plague in Europe, a s a part of the great cycle of pestilence, accompanied by extraordinary natural phenomena, which lasted fifty years, and is described with a singular misunderstanding of medical terms by Gibbon in his forty-third chapter.

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