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The Resource An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy

An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy

Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Title
An American plague
Title remainder
the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Provides an account of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, discussing the chaos that erupted when people began evacuating in droves, leaving the city without government, goods, or services, and examining efforts by physicians, the Free African Society, and others to cure and care for the sick
  • Recreates the devastation rendered to the city of Philadelphia in 1793 by an incurable disease known as yellow fever, detailing the major social and political events as well as the time's medical beliefs and practices
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
614.5/41/097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1130L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
RA644.Y4
LC item number
M875 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yellow fever
  • Yellow fever
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was our duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0004084682
  • 386444
Label
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was our duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0004084682
  • 386444

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