Journal of Hygiene

Research Article

A Contribution to the Aetiology of Plague

J. Ashburton Thompsona1

a1 Chief Medical Officer of the Government of New South Wales.

The subject of the following remarks is the mode of spread of bubonic plague in epidemic form as deduced from observations made during the outbreak at Sydney. The nature of the disease, and the whole of the circumstances which accompanied its appearance, having been described at length in my official report, only those points which have a direct bearing on the subject just defined are here mentioned; but a brief preliminary statement of certain local conditions is necessary.