Part Four (of Don’t Count Your Children Until They’ve had the POX Series) Typhus: Filling in the Gaps

A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II … The best illustrations of the greater severity and fatality of typhus among the well to do come from Ireland, in times of famine... But it may be said here, so that this point in the natural history of typhus fever may not be suspected of exaggeration, that the enormously greater fatality of typhus (of course, in a smaller number of cases) among the richer classes in the Irish famines, who had exposed themselves in the work of administration, of justice, or of charity, rests upon the unimpeachable authority of such men as Graves, and upon the concurrent evidence of many... Creighton, C., (1894, 189)