An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Topics for Discussion

This Study Guide consists of approximately 27 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of An American Plague.
This section contains 286 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Study Guide

What were the first signs of the devastating yellow fever epidemic that hit Philadelphia in 1793? What did some people, even experts, attribute the illness from? Who did many blame for bringing the disease into Philadelphia?

What was President Washington preoccupied with when the yellow fever epidemic first struck Philadelphia? Where did the President eventually move to during the worst days of the epidemic? What Constitutional crisis occurred during the yellow fever epidemic? What individual was basically left in charge of the city and, by extension, the whole nation?

Who was the first doctor to declare that the illness that was rapidly spreading in Philadelphia was yellow fever? Why were some experts reluctant to call the disease "yellow fever?" What controversies arose when the College of Physicians met to decide how to combat the epidemic?

What treatment did Dr. Rush prescribe for those ill with yellow fever? What...

(read more from the Topics for Discussion section)

This section contains 286 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.