Wednesday, September 24, 2008

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

Posted by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Five paw prints! What happens when you get sick? You take medicine. What happens when you are very sick? You go to the doctor. Right? What if you became sick in 1793? Remember, in 1793 there were very few doctors and even less medicine. Well, if you were a member of the upper class community you would leave the city to live in the country to try to escape the sickness. You would probably live. If you were a member of the middle class community you would try to find a doctor who may be able to help you. But you may not be able to afford to pay the doctor. You might have a chance to live. If you were a member of the lower class community, well…just read the book, you’ll love it. Oh, don’t forget to visit the author’s website,, to see his other great books.
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