Loimologia or, An historical account of the Plague in London in 1665, to which is added an Essay on the different causes of pestilential diseases by Nathaniel Hodges.
Translated from the Latin by Quincy in 1720, Hodge’s account is one of great personal risk, sharp professional observation and human compassion; set against the ravages and arbitrary cruelty of the Great Plague of London. Remaining within the city, the doctor tirelessly attempts to alleviate the citizens’ sufferings with such unsuccessful cures as dried toads; before observing the far more effective treatments of snakeroot and ginger, which he goes on to administer zealously thereafter.
Nathaniel Hodges MD, translated by John Quincy, 1721. Layton Collection 15077