YELLOW FEVER & PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE NEW SOUTH
by John H. Ellis
1992, 233 pages, 8 b/w illus., 4 tables. The public health movement in the South developed in the aftermath of the lower Mississippi Valley yellow fever epidemic of 1878, a disaster that caused 20,000 deaths. This medical history examines the full scale of the epidemic and focuses on responses of New Orleans, Memphis and Atlanta to the crisis. Efforts to combat the disease eventually produced changes and led to current public health systems. Includes 56 pages of annotations to footnotes in text. Hardcover; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4″.
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