Bibliographic Details

Yellow fever & public health in the New South / John H. Ellis.

Author / Creator Ellis, John H. (John Hubert), 1931-2008
Imprint Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1992.
Description xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Yellow fever -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Public health -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Public health.
Yellow fever.
Southern States.
Format Print, Book
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Other title Yellow fever and public health in the New South.
ISBN 081311781X (acid-free paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-224) and index.
Review by Choice Review

The 1878 yellow fever epidemic was a devastating event which caused many deaths but which also resulted in responses leading to the National Board of Health and major advances in American public health. This marvelous book is based on a lifetime of research and study, and it touches on many of the important themes related to the epidemic and the emergence of the public health movement in the South. This well-crafted study should be required reading for anyone with an interest in the history of public health or the South, or with special interest in the history of New Orleans, Memphis, or Atlanta. This book contains 56 pages of notes. Ellis (history, Lehigh University) is to be congratulated on a job well-done. This important book should be widely read by specialists in the various fields involved. Advanced undergraduate; graduate. M. Kaufman; Westfield State College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
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