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AN AMERICAN PLAGUE The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by | Read by Pat Bottino

Children Ages 10+ • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

Two hundred years ago in America, regulating humors was the accepted treatment for illness, and cleanliness was not necessarily considered a virtue. As now famous Americans attended to business, incognito killers attended to theirs. In 1793 a yellow fever epidemic broke out in Philadelphia. Tensions abounded--between caregivers and the ill, between doctors of varying opinion, and between doctors and other experts of the time. Jim Murphy is a master at making this tension palpable, both in the actuality of daily life and in the fearful minds of Philadelphians. Pat Bottino is a fine narrator of this award-winning book. He brings an urgency that makes the listener crave the next event. Will it bring insight or a missed opportunity? A.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2004

CS ISBN 1402584431 $28.75 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 1402587449 $29.75/ $9.50(R) • Four CDs

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