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Yellow Fever

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Yellow Fever by James L. Dickerson
Hardcover $26.99

Apr 04, 2006 | 271 Pages

  • Hardcover $26.99

    Apr 04, 2006 | 271 Pages

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“Using personal tales, diary extracts and anecdotes, [Dickerson] paints a vivid picture of the full horrors of a disease that struck indiscriminately….he has written personal accounts of the great US epidemics and humanity’s fight to overcome the virus….this slender volume makes pleasant reading.”
Times Literary Supplement

“[A] well-written history of the yellow fever epidemics that ravaged Philadelphia, New Orleans and other locales from the late 1700s through the 19th century….As interesting as the medical tale are the social aspects, such as the role of the city’s blacks, who believed they were immune to yellow fever, in treating its victims….Dickerson suggests that yellow fever is a prime candidate for use as a biological weapon, and he considers disturbing evidence that global warming could bring a resurgence of the virus in North America.”
Publishers Weekly

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