recurrent episodes of yellow fever throughout the 1700’s and well into the
1870’s. The last major outbreak in
Charleston occurred in 1876.
|There was little
that doctors of the time could do: they did not understand the causes of the
disease or know any effective treatments.
|Farley, M. Foster.
An Account of the History of Stranger’s Fever in Charleston, 1699-1876. Washington, DC: University Press of
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