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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (2003)
by Jim Murphy
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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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)614.541097481109033Technology Medicine and health Public Health Contagious and infectious diseases: special Other contagious and infectious diseases Yellow fever
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