An American Plague

The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
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Product Number: 14203
Released: May 04, 2004
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ISBN: #9780395776087
Publisher: Clarion
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Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys' War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as George Washington and Benjamin Rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak. Pat Bottino's captivating narration adds appeal to this interesting historical tale.

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Author(s): Jim Murphy
Narrator(s): Pat Bottino
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Released: Apr 26, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402587443
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Author(s): Jim Murphy
Narrator(s): Pat Bottino
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Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449888084
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Author(s): Jim Murphy
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Author(s): Jim Murphy
Narrator(s): Pat Bottino
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Released: May 07, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402587450
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Author(s): Jim Murphy
Narrator(s): Pat Bottino
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ISBN: #9781402587467
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Author(s): Jim Murphy
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Author(s): Jim Murphy
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Professional reviews

"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"

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