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

Murphy, Jim, 1947- (Author).
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  • 72 of 73 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 73 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch J 614.5 MUR 3-7 (Text) 34207000679481 Juv Non-Fiction Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch YA 614.5 MUR AME (Text) 34207001161455 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch J 614.54 MUR (Text) 36880000351679 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria j614.541 MUR (Text) 37521529953699 AMPL Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville Y 614.541 MURPHY (Text) 34706000986994 Childrens Available -
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Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston J 614.5 MUR (Text) 38209000030166 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780395776087 :
  • ISBN: 0395776082 :
  • Physical Description: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2003]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-153) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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."
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1130 Lexile.
Subject: Yellow fever > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > History > 18th century > Juvenile literature.
Yellow fever > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > History > 18th century.
Pennsylvania > History > 1775-1865.

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