The Secret of the Yellow Death

The Secret of the Yellow Death

A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

Book - 2009
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This book tells the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the world's most vicious plagues: yellow fever.
Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find a way to eliminate the disease.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2009
ISBN: 9780618965816
Call Number: TEEN 614.541 JURM
Characteristics: 104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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In 1899, four American army doctors were ordered to go to Cuba to launch an all-out attack on the deadly yellow death, an attack in which they would use themselves as guinea pigs, and conduct dangerous and daring experiments on human volunteers, eventually making medical history. Illus. with photos.


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