An American Plague

The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by Jim Murphy

Hardcover, 165 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $18 | purchase

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Title
An American Plague
Subtitle
The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
Author
Jim Murphy

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Book Summary

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 the time's medical beliefs and practices.