American Yellow Fever Epidemics and their Implications Analytical Essay by Top Papers

American Yellow Fever Epidemics and their Implications
This paper looks at American yellow fever epidemics and their implications.
# 130498 | 2,750 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses three scholarly articles, two of them addressing Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic of the 1970s, Korfeld as a crisis of culture, Miller for its implications of early racialist thought, and an article by Gribbin on New York's yellow fever epidemic of 1822 which also discussed such outbreaks as a kind of 'test' for cities and Americans shortly after the Revolution.

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"Through the 19th century, yellow fever epidemics in American cities of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts killed hundreds of people. Mosquito-borne disease was not understood and there was no effective medical treatment. Epidemics induced panic, evacuations, and much debate as to what caused the disease, locally and externally. William Gribbin and others stated that yellow fever was a kind of test for a city with much thought on disease as a kind of providential sign. This paper examines two studies of the 1790s yellow fever epidemic in ..."

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