This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Dr. Benjamin Rush - This person developed a radical treatment process for the yellow fever that involved bloodletting and giving patients mercury and the root of a poisonous plant.
Mayor Matthew Clarkson - This person was the only government leader who stayed and dealt with the problems in the city of Philadelphia during the plague.
President George Washington - This person was preoccupied with foreign affairs when the plague first struck and was out of touch with government affairs for six weeks while the plague raged in Philadelphia.
Thomas Jefferson -...
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