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

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"About this time, this destroying scourge, the malignant fever, crept in among us."
Chap. 1, p. 1

"No one knew that a killer was already moving through their streets with them, an invisible stalker that would go house to house until it had touched everyone, rich or poor, in some terrible way."
Chap. 1, p. 9

"Putting the name yellow fever to the illness was not to be done lightly. Yellow fever was one of the most vicious diseases in the world and could create panic anywhere."
Chap. 2, p. 15

"Historians now estimate that as many as 20,000 people abandoned the city during the fever."
Chap. 3, p. 23

"Every morning found bodies lying in the streets. Every day a new horror story surfaced."
Chap. 4, p. 41

"The Lord was pleased to strengthen us, and remove all fear from us, and disposed our hearts to be as useful as possible."
Chap. 5, p. 47

"From the moment the fever first...

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