by Jim Murphy
Hardcover, 165 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $18 | purchase
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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.
June 13, 2005 The author draws on primary sources for this nonfiction book recommended by Washington Post columnist John Kelly, evocatively describing the medical missteps and political infighting that characterized an outbreak of yellow fever in 1793.
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