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The Russian Plague
Transcript of The Russian Plague
1770-1772 Christmas, 1770 27 patients get sick at a military hospital. Moscow, Russia Only five people
survived. Dr. Shafonsky finds out the disease is bubonic plague! but... ...his boss Dr. Rinder doesn't believe him! January, 1771 Empress Catherine
believes Dr. Rinder... ...and ignores Dr. Shafonsky's warnings. February, 1771 The plague breaks out in a textile mill. Factory workers try to keep it a secret but workers spread the plague in the city. Farmers are afraid to enter Moscow
and there is not enough food. Dr. Rinder September, 1771 The government sets up hospitals
and quarantines but the plague already
spread through the city. 20,401 people die. ...dies of the plague. Many rich people ran to the country.
The government shut down the city and
didn't let the poor people leave. Moscow Riot The people stuck in Moscow
believed the government wanted
to trap them in with the plague
and they rioted in the streets. It took three days to stop them. Empress Catherine hires Orlov
to take over the quarantine. October, 1771 He does a good job and the people trust him. 1772 Over 100,000 people died in Moscow.
1/3 of the city caught the plague. The city limits grew for the first time because Moscow had to build so many cemeteries outside the city. by Matt Mortier
4th Grade Sources: Fig. 1 A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. German engraving from 1682; Google; Search.com; 1682; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig. 2 Mad Doctor; Google; Disney; 1933; Web, 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 3 Empress Catherine; Google; Buzzle; 1762; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 4 Plague; Google; Decadenthandbook; 1801; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 5 Black Plague; Google; Flickr; unknown; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 6 Swedish Troops; Google; biotechies; 1855; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 7 Plague Riot; Google; Wikipedia; 1771; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 8 Care; Google; Deathtoll; 1680; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Fig 9 Map of Moscow; Wikipedia; 1789; Web; 16 Feb, 2012.
Barnhill, Sheila. "How Bad Was the Black Plague, Anyway?" Healthmad, 13 June, 2011. Web. n.d.
The Russian Plague 1770-1772. WN.com. The World
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