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.

How many times did it rain in September, 1793? (from Chapter Eight: this Unmerciful Enemy)

2.

For how many days did Peter Helm and Stephen Girard attend to Bush HIll? (from Chapter Seven: By Twelve Only)

3.

How many patients did Dr. Rush's five assistants each see in one day after Dr. Rush's recovery? (from Chapter Six: The Prince of Bleeders)

4.

How much did a jury award Dr. Rush including court costs when he sued Cobbett for libel? (from Chapter Ten: Improvements and the Public Gratitude)

5.

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

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