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"A brilliant and model treatment of one of the most macabre incidents in American History."—New York Herald Tribune
"A brilliant case study of the visitation of the scourge in Penn's city."—American Historical Review
"A fascinating history of Philadelphia's great plague. Historian Powell's conscientious grubbing among the records pays off with a cumulative effect of horror and heroism seldom found in the most artful fiction."—Time
"Unique in its weaving of the timeless aspects of human behavior with an authentic account of a major epidemic in American and medical history, this book is carefully researched and a very good read."—Nursing History Review
This is the classic history of Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic of 1793. The horrific physical and social effects of the disease are described in revolting detail, and the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by thomas doerflinger
An excellent, anecdote-driven exploration into one of the most terrifying epidemics we've faced in this country. Mr. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gregory Holder
Did not receive the book.I am disappointed. I know the book well and love it and wanted a copy for a gift.Published on July 26, 2013 by Carrie K McDonald
If you want real drama, this book has it. If you want characters of great strength on the one hand and great cads on the other, this book has that, too. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by John O. Meekins