Mirror of Literature,  10 (1827), 148–50.

The Great Fire of 1666



Miscellaneous; Extract, Miscellaneous; Afterword

Publications extracted:

Malcolm 1808


Epidemiology, Public Health, Government

Institutions mentioned:

Corporation of London

    Observes: 'To this conflagration may be attributed the complete destruction of the plague, which, the year before only, swept off 68,590 persons!' (149). The extract discusses the danger to public health of the town before the fire, and of the improvements made in the rebuilding and subsequently. The afterword quotes James P Malcolm's view that 'London was burnt by government, to annihilate the plague, which was grafted in every crevice of the hateful old houses composing it' (150).

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]