Fever Characters

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Master Abraham

Master Abraham is a Jewish shopkeeper from Europe. He came to America only to experience the same prejudice that drove him from Antwerp, where his son was killed in a racial attack. By the time he speaks in the story, he has become afflicted with the fever.

Dr. Rush

Alternately called a charlatan and a lifesaver, Dr. Rush has remained in the city to care for the sick and to conduct research on what causes the fever. Dr. Rush has been attacked by other members of the medical profession for his practice of purging and bleeding patients. The autopsies he has performed on the bodies have led him to believe that fever victims die from drowning in their own toxic bodily fluids, and he publishes literature to this effect.

Wilcox

Wilcox serves as an undertaker, carting the dead to their burial plots. After two months of such...

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