American Epidemic: Philadelphia's Yellow Fever of 1793


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5,000 or more people died in Philadelphia between August and November of 1793. Thousands of others, including the President, fled the capital of the country. In this recast of a 2014 episode, we look at this epidemic and the reaction to it at the time, what healthcare looked like in the 1790's, and other topics.

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