Nathaniel Hodges of London (1629-1688) in 1665 seems to have been the first who had the courage to make a post mortem inspection of a plague patient.
JOSEPH HODGES CHOATE (1832-), American lawyer and diplomat, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, on the 24th of January 183 2.
According to some authorities, especially Hodges, the plague was imported into London by bales of merchandise from Holland, which came originally from the Levant; according to others it was introduced by Dutch prisoners of war; but Boghurst regarded it as of local origin.
Hodges testifies to the futility and injurious effects of these regulations.
Hodges implies that he did so, though he left no full account of his observations.