Halt to further advancements and the disintegration of current advancements including social norm of communal physical activities, sanitation regulations, and building regulations.
An Introduction to Community & Public Health (course book)
To prevent plague physicians prescribed bloodletting, burning of herbs, and bathing in rosewater. So because it was believed that it was spread through bad air they suggested breaking it with loud noises.
Royal Order to Clean City Streets and Thames RIver