No. Continuous (2022): Plagues in Early Modern Europe: Online First

Sir Thomas Browne and the Plague

Manfred Pfister
Freie Universität Berlin

Published 2020-07-31


  • Hippocrates; Medicine; Plague, Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Pfister , M. . (2020). Sir Thomas Browne and the Plague. Journal of Early Modern Studies, (Continuous), 1–7.


Sir Thomas Browne’s little treatise is here published for the first time in an annotated version. It offers illuminating insights in how a prominent practicing physician and scholar from Norwich reacts to the plague hitting England in Early Modern times and the small help the medical knowledge about the plague from Paracelsus to Browne, which he examines with great learning.