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The Great fever

Author: Adriana Bosch; PBS Home Video.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In June 1900, Major Walter Reed, Chief Surgeon of the U.S. Army, led a medical team to Cuba on a mission to investigate yellow fever. For more than two hundred years the disease had terrorized the United States, killing an estimated 100,000 people in the 19th century alone. Shortly after Reed and his team arrived in Havana they began testing the radical theories of a Cuban doctor, Carlos Finlay, who believed that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Named Person: Walter Reed; Jesse William Lazear; James Carroll; Carlos J Finlay; James Carroll; Carlos J Finlay; Jesse William Lazear; Walter Reed
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana Bosch; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 9780793693009 0793693004
OCLC Number: 127463635
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: DVD special feature: Map of yellow fever epidemics.
Originally broadcast Monday, October 30, 2006 on PBS.
Credits: Cinematography, Michael Chin ; narrator, Linda Hunt ; editor, Monica Glaysher ; music, Michael Whalen.
Performer(s): Narrated by Linda Hunt.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen ; stereo.
Contents: Events: --
Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793 --
1878 epidemic --
Scourge of the Spanish American war --
Yellow fever and the scientific method --
Epidemic in New Orleans, 1905 --
Yellow fever in the 20th century and today.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Bosch and Company Inc. film for American Experience ; written and produced by Adriana Bosch.
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In June 1900, Major Walter Reed, Chief Surgeon of the U.S. Army, led a medical team to Cuba on a mission to investigate yellow fever. For more than two hundred years the disease had terrorized the United States, killing an estimated 100,000 people in the 19th century alone. Shortly after Reed and his team arrived in Havana they began testing the radical theories of a Cuban doctor, Carlos Finlay, who believed that mosquitoes spread yellow fever. This production documents the heroic efforts of Reed, s medical team to verify Finlay's theory. Eventually their discovery enabled the United States to successfully eradicate the disease among workers constructing the Panama Canal, making possible the completion of one of the most strategic waterways in the world. When yellow ever struck New Orleans in 1905, federal public health officials launched an aggressive mosquito eradication campaign and successfully ended the epidemic. It was the last yellow fever outbreak in the United States, and the first major public health triumph of the 20th century.

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