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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793

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  • Auteur: Murphy, Jim
    Contributor: Bottino, Pat.
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2011
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    Copyrighted
    2004
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    In An American Plague, Murphy tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as George Washington and Benjamin Rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak.

    Contents:
    • 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."
    Éditeur original: Prince Frederick, Md., Recorded Books
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781449888084