An American Plague
The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793Book - 2003
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.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, , ©2003
Branch Call Number: 614.541 Mu
Characteristics: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
From Library Staff
The killer had a name--Yellow Fever. But no one knew who would get it, who would survive, or how to treat it.