Source: Melita Historica. [Published by the Malta Historical Society]. 4(1966)3(227-228)

CASSAR PAUL. The use of wood as a writing medium in: Medical History. Vol. X, No. 3, July 1066.

This booklet gives an account, as the Author says, of the outbreak of the Plague occurred in 1813. As people were cautioned against the use of paper [p.228] believed to be dangerous fomits of the disease, wood were used as a writing medium.

In this work, Dr Cassar describes six wooden manuscripts, which seem to be unique in Malta. The Author deserves credit for his research and we are grateful to him for this new contribution to the Medical History of Malta.