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From the Publisher"A compelling and meticulously researched account … McCandless has made exceptional use of a wide variety of primary materials, including letters, personal papers, diaries, official documents, parish records, pamphlets, and newspapers, to reconstruct the impact of tropical diseases in the lowcountry … This is a valuable and provocative study and will appeal to those interested in southern history as well as the history of medicine."
Shauna Devine, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
"… a valuable book for anyone interested in the history of health in the American South."
Bradford J. Wood, Journal of Southern History
"McCandless makes a significant contribution to the scholarship on lowcountry slavery and disease by connecting variable contemporary medical theories with political and cultural concerns that shifted from year to year."
Jeffrey Robert Young, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
"McCandless offers insight into the shifting understanding of early American medicine, how it is shaped by geography, economics, and demographics specific to an area."
Lindsay Rae Smith, Southern Historian
"… offers thought-provoking insights …"
Karen Cook Bell, Journal of American History