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Feverish Bodies, Enlightened MindsScience and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Thomas Apel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

From 1793-1805, yellow fever devastated American port cities, killing thousands and prompting a desperate search for its cause. The question of the fever’s origin divided disease investigators into ... More

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