Mississippi Valley's Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Mississippi Valley's Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

by Khaled J. Bloom, Kaled J. Bloom
     
 
The yellow fever epidemic that swept through the Mississippi Valley in 1878 claimed nearly 20,000 lives, earning a reputation as one of the most deadly and terrifying events in United States history. This study by Khaled Bloom presents the first complete account of the outbreak and its historical and ecological background.

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The yellow fever epidemic that swept through the Mississippi Valley in 1878 claimed nearly 20,000 lives, earning a reputation as one of the most deadly and terrifying events in United States history. This study by Khaled Bloom presents the first complete account of the outbreak and its historical and ecological background.

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Details an important chapter in American medical and environmental history (yellow fever claimed some 20,000 lives in 1878), showing how people coped with an epidemic crisis when scientific explanations did not provide solutions, and illuminating the psychological and scientific climate of the time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807118245
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.10(d)

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