An American Plague
The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
ISBN10: 0395776082 ISBN13: 9780395776087 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (Jp) Published: Jun 23 2003 Pages: 165 Weight: 1.45lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 7.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Accompanied by black-and-white archival photos and drawn from first-hand accounts, a compelling true story vividly recreates the devastation rendered to the city of Philadelphia in 1793 by an incurable disease known as yellow fever, detailing the major social and political events as well as 18th-century medical beliefs and practices.