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‘Bad Air’ and Undertakers: Yellow Fever in 19th-Century America

I’ve been reading about the yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo and thinking about how deadly the disease used to be in the U.S. Fortunately, there is a vaccine now, although it is in short supply. A century and a half ago, people didn’t even understand how the disease spread. A… Continue reading ‘Bad Air’ and Undertakers: Yellow Fever in 19th-Century America