Epidemic Disease in London

A collection of working papers given at the Symposium ‘Epidemic Disease in London: from the Black Death to Cholera’ held at the Institute of Historical Research, 19 March 1992.

The aim of the symposium was threefold: to bring together research on different aspects of epidemic disease in the metropolitan context from the early modern and modern periods; to combine (among many others) demographic, epidemiological and literary accounts of the relationship between disease and society in the pre-eminent urban example of London; and to provide a forum for debate between established scholars and those starting new investigations.