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A melancholy scene of devastation : the public response to the 1793 Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic

Author: J Worth Estes; Billy G Smith
Publisher: Canton, MA : Published for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Library Company of Philadelphia by Science History Publications/USA, 1997.
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Genre/Form: History
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Melancholy scene of devastation.
Canton, MA : Published for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Library Company of Philadelphia by Science History Publications/USA, 1997
(OCoLC)608952033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Worth Estes; Billy G Smith
ISBN: 088135192X 9780881351927
OCLC Number: 36170565
Description: xii, 211 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the yellow fever syndrome and its treatment in Philadelphia, 1793 / J. Worth Estes --
Readership as citizenship in late-eighteenth-century Philadelphia / David Paul Nord --
"Total dissolution of the bonds of society" : community death and regeneration in Mathew Carey's Short account of the malignant fever / Sally F. Griffith --
"Abigail, a Negress" : the role and the legacy of African Americans in the yellow fever epidemic / Philip Lapsansky --
Passions and politics : the multiple meanings of Benjamin Rush's treatment for yellow fever / Jacquelyn C. Miller --
Beyond therapeutics : technology and the question of public health in late-eighteenth-century Philadelphia / Michal McMahon --
Politics, parties, and pestilence : epidemic yellow fever in Philadelphia and the rise of the first party system / Martin S. Pernick --
Comment : disease and community / Billy G. Smith --
Appendix I: "how many precious souls are fled?" : the magnitude of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic / Susan E. Klepp --
Appendix II: yellow fever since 1793 : history and historiography / Margaret Humphreys.
Responsibility: edited by J. Worth Estes and Billy G. Smith.

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