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History of yellow fever

by Augustin, George.

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Published by Pub. for the author by Searcy & Pfaff in New Orleans .
Written in English

  • Yellow Fever -- history

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Augustin.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1194 p.
    Number of Pages1194
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23305093M

      The First Yellow Fever Pandemic: Slavery and Its Consequences Posted on Octo by nyamhistory Today’s guest post is by Billy G. Smith, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Montana State University. He earned his PhD at University of California Los Angeles. Buy History of the Epidemic Yellow Fever, at New Orleans, Louisiana in () by Erasmus Darwin Fenner online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 6 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

      After a yellow fever epidemic swept through Memphis, Tennessee in , the newly created National Board of Health sent engineer and Civil War veteran George A. Waring Jr. to . However, the book's crowning achievement is its description of the work of the Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba, and the experiments that lead to the discovery of the Aedes mosquito as the vector. If you love the history of medicine, then you'll love this book.5/5(5).

    Yellow fever victims experienced a sudden onset of headache, back pains, jaundice, nausea and chills. Within days, they oozed blood through their external orifices, writhed in pain and vomited up partly coagulated blood. About half of all people who contracted yellow fever in the 19th century died, while the survivors gained lifetime immunity. The disease originated in Africa and spread to South America with the slave trade in the 17th century. Since the 17th century, several major outbreaks of the disease have occurred in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, yellow fever was seen as one of the most dangerous infectious : Yellow fever virus spread by mosquitoes.

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Inthe U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history's most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the storyCited by: Yellow Fever: A Worldwide History [S.L.

Kotar, J.E. Gessler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Yellow Fever: A Worldwide HistoryPrice: $ Summary François Delaporte's History of Yellow Fever is a detective story whose protagonist is an idea rather than a person.

Most importantly, while tracing this fascinating story, it demonstrates the practical value of an epistemological approach to the history of science. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of (Hardcover). A Short History of Yellow Fever in the US Yellow fever was considered a disease of the tropics, and it entered the lives of American families primarily as a scourge claiming the lives of sons and brothers who voyaged to the West Indies, at that time America's principal partners in trade.

My new book from History Author: Bob Arnebeck. HISTORY AND ROLES OF THE YELLOW BOOK. CDC Health Information for International Travel (“The Yellow Book”) has been a trusted resource for over 50CDC published the first Yellow Book, a small pamphlet intended to satisfy the International Sanitary Regulations requirements () and later, the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Augustin, George. History of yellow fever. New Orleans: Searcy & Pfaff, (OCoLC)   Her first book The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History was published in November by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin, USA.

The New York Times hailed it as a “first-rate medical detective drama,” and Newsweek called it /5. yellow fever, acute infectious disease endemic in tropical Africa and many areas of South and Central America.

Yellow fever is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which breeds in stagnant water near human habitations.

It's the latest chapter in yellow fever's long and storied history. Probably Around 1, B.C. The virus almost certainly originated in Africa, passing back and forth between the Aedes aegypti.

Get this from a library. History of yellow fever. [George Augustin]. A Short History of Yellow Fever in the US. by Bob Arnebeck. Benjamin Rush mistakenly traced the origin of the epidemic in Philadelphia to rotting coffee dumped on the Arch Street wharf. From to yellow fever was one of the most dreaded diseases in the port cities of the United States.

Yellow fever broke out in Boston inPhiladelphia in and Norfolk, Virginia inbut the worst American outbreak of yellow fever occurred in the Mississippi River Valley in Over the course of spring and summer ofthis region recordedcases of yellow fever and betw deaths from the disease.

Inthe U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history's most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in this country-and in Africa, where even today it strikes thousands every year.

The outbreak of yellow fever in Barcelona in The evolutionary origins of yellow fever most likely lie in Africa.

The virus as well as the vector Aedes aegypti, a mosquito species, were probably brought to the western hemisphere and the Americas by slave trade ships from Africa after the first European exploration in   Yellow fever virus originated in Africa and was brought to the western hemisphere during the slave trade era, with the first epidemic reported in in the Yucatan.

2 Over the ensuing years, outbreaks occurred widely in tropical America, the North American coastal cities, and Europe. 3 By the 19th century, it was recognized that yellow fever was not communicable person-to-person, but Cited by: ‘YELLOW FEVER’ A PROSPECT OF THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF DAFFODILS DAVID WILLIS.

2 ‘YELLOW FEVER’ The idea for this book developed from a research thesis completed in the early s, the inspiration for which came from the ‘daffodilly’ environment of Northern Ireland where I lived at that time.

Ireland is steeped inFile Size: 9MB. Yellow Fever. The quarantine station on Staten Island. Image from New York Public Library. In Augusta yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia, killing around 5, residents out of 50, THE EARLY HISTORY OF YELLOW FEVER DR.

PEDRO NOGUEIRA Outstanding authority in the field of preventive medicine and public health in Cuba. His avocation for many years has been the history of yellow fever. Chiefly instrumental in bringing about the erection of the monument to the heroes of the yellow fever experiments at the site of Camp Lazear.

Carlos J. Finlay, in full Carlos Juan Finlay, (born Dec. 3,Puerto Príncipe, Cuba—died Aug. 20,Havana), Cuban epidemiologist who discovered that yellow fever is transmitted from infected to healthy humans by a gh he published experimental evidence of this discovery inhis ideas were ignored for 20 years.

A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. In a series of experiments, beginning in Junethe Reed Commission eventually proved that yellow fever was spread not by poor sanitation, but by female Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, which carried the virus from person to person with their bites.

To confirm their conclusions, the commission disproved the bacterial theory and direct contact as causes for the spreading of the disease by having volunteer. Yellow fever is a very rare cause of illness in U.S. travelers. Illness ranges from a fever with aches and pains to severe liver disease with bleeding and yellowing skin (jaundice).

Yellow fever infection is diagnosed based on laboratory testing, a person’s symptoms, and travel history. There is no medicine to treat or cure infection. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The history of yellow fever by François Delaporte,MIT Press edition, in English The history of yellow fever ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: 5.