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A history of the yellow fever

the yellow fever epidemic of 1878, in Memphis, Tenn., embracing a complete list of the dead, the names of the doctors and nurses employed, names of all who contributed money or means, and the names and history of the Howards, together with other data, and lists of the dead elsewhere

by John McLeod Keating

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Published by Howard Association in Memphis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yellow fever -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History,
  • Memphis (Tenn.) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. M. Keating.
    ContributionsHoward Association (Memphis, Tenn.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination454 p. ;
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23663331M

      Excerpt from A History of the Yellow Fever: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of , in Memphis, Tenn The epidemic of , when the numbers exposed, the numbers who sick ened, and those who died, are taken into account, must be set down as one of the greatest calamities of modern times, marking an epoch in our history and expressing a period memorable for all time.   In contrast, yellow fever is absent from Asia and the Pacific despite the presence of the vector and the susceptibility of human populations to the virus. Based on a review of the global history of yellow fever and its epidemiology, the authors deliver some recommendations for improving the prevention of by:

    Yellow fever victims experienced a sudden onset of headache, back pains, jaundice, nausea and chills. Within days, they oozed blood through their external orifices, writhed in pain and vomited up partly coagulated blood. About half of all people who contracted yellow fever in the 19th century died, while the survivors gained lifetime immunity. Feb 3, - Explore historydame's board "Teaching the Yellow Fever Epidemic, " on Pinterest. See more ideas about Yellow fever, Fever book and Mystery of history pins.

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A history of the yellow fever by John McLeod Keating Download PDF EPUB FB2

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