The Diffusion of the Black Death and Today’s Global Epidemics

  • Gero VoglEmail author


It was the eminent mathematician Daniel Bernoulli (Bernoulli, Mémoires de l’Académie Royale des Sciences – Histoire Année, Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1766) from Basel who had the idea of describing the development of an epidemic using a differential equation, in particular with the aim of showing how the epidemic could be mitigated by vaccination.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität WienViennaAustria

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