Bridget's Reviews > The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History

The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby
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Oct 16, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: socialscience
Recommended for: everyone
Read in October, 2006

I'm always surprised by how much we collectively forget about our past. This book sucked me right in, and made me very, very glad that I wasn't born 100 years ago. It chronicles the history of Yellow Fever in the United States, and the effort led by Dr. Walter Reed to understand, and eradicate, the disease. Learned a lot reading this one.
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