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Death Was Our Unity: Memphis, Tennessee and the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

“Most cases, of whatever nature, were ushered in by a chill, followed by a fever, with a pulse and temperature to which the succeeding phenomena would correspond. The attack was so violent in some cases that death occurred within thirty-six hours.” Dr. Happoldt. Memphis, Tennessee 1878 (Source, p. 46) 1. A Forgotten Treasure A chance…

The Baptist Attic

From time to time I chance upon unremarkable discoveries that seem to compel me to search out their secrets.  Of course, if I was better informed to start with I could dispense with the effort and move on to something more productive.  However, today productivity must take a back seat to the necessity of curiosity (i.e. I’m…