Estes, J. Worth and Billy G. Smith, ed.. A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic. Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 1997.

The first and most famous of eight yellow fever epidemics which struck Philadelphia between 1793 and 1805 led to disputes over what was responsible (French immigrants or insect-infested swamps) and the role of various actors (doctors, Federalists, Republicans, and African Americans) in responding to the disease.

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Referenced in:
Pennsylvania and the New Nation
Saving the Philadelphia Lazaretto: One of the Oldest Immigration and Quarantine Stations (1801-1895)

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