An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What Revolutionary War hero wrote begging Dr. Rush for his help during the 1797 yellow fever epidemic? (from Chapter Six: The Prince of Bleeders)

2.

When was it first considered that mosquitoes might cause yellow fever? (from Chapter Eleven: A Modern-Day Time Bomb)

3.

When was the Free African Society founded? (from Chapter Five: It Was Our Duty)

4.

When was the Quarantine Hospital set on fire? (from Chapter Eleven: A Modern-Day Time Bomb)

5.

In the 1700s, what was often prescribed to break a slight fever? (from Chapter Six: The Prince of Bleeders)

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