An American Plague : The True And Terrifying Story Of The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1793

An American Plague : The True And Terrifying Story Of The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1793

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It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing thought-provoking parallels to modern-day epidemics.
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Content :

No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was our duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb."

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Clarion Books, c2003.

ISBN :

0395776082

Physical Description :

165 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index.
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