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AN AMERICAN PLAGUE : THE TRUE
AND TERRIFYING STORY OF THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC OF 1793
New York : Clarion Books,
IL 5-8, RL 7.1
was not right." Roaming the streets of Philadelphia was a killer, invisibly
latching onto its victims. Yellow Fever was its name. In 1793 it crippled
the then nations Capitol. Many fled leaving behind those that were too
sick, weak or poor to leave themselves. Even the President, George Washington,
was afraid to enter the city. Discover the medical beliefs of the time,
the heroic efforts that many free black residents played in their attempts
to help nurse others back to health and the role this epidemic had in changing
our nation's law with regard to calling Congress into session. Jim Murphy
has presented just one aspect of life in our early American history and
has done so with great research and detail. (Catherine Ryan, email@example.com
USC library school)
Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865.
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