An excerpt from the documentary “City of Good Samaritans: Memphis Medicine, 1819-1962”. In 1878 a Yellow Fever epidemic struck Memphis resulting in over 5,000 deaths.
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Constance Abbey – A light of Christ in the Memphis medical ...
Our mission: Continuing the work of Constance and her Companions, Martyrs of Memphis, we provide advocacy and service for the well-being of our community. Constance Abbey is an intentional community of Episcopalians who practice prayer, study, and action as a new monastic community in the Memphis, Tennessee, medical district near St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral.
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The ...
In this national-bestselling account, a journalist traces the course of yellow fever, stopping in 1878 Memphis to "vividly [evoke] the Faulkner-meets-'Dawn of the Dead' horrors,"*-and moving on to today's strain of the killer virus.
Short History of Yellow Fever - Bob Arnebeck
Check out my new blog YELLOW FEVER CASEBOOK Historic yellow fever cases in Philadelphia and New York in the 1790's. I just added a post comparing the Ebola epidemic ...
Yellow fever - Wikipedia
Yellow fever is a viral disease of typically short duration. In most cases, symptoms include fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches. Symptoms typically improve within five days. In about 15% of people, within a day of improving the fever comes back, abdominal pain occurs, and liver damage begins causing yellow skin.
History – The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee
One hundred eighty-six years have passed since Mary Hayes Willis Gloster mounted her horse at LaGrange, Tennessee and rode to Franklin, Tennessee to seek the aid of James Hervey Otey, Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, to establish the Episcopal Church in West Tennessee.
Tennessee - HISTORY
Tennessee became the 16th state of the union in 1796. It is just 112 miles wide, but stretches 432 miles from the Appalachian Mountains boundary with North
History of Memphis, Tennessee - Wikipedia
The history of Memphis, Tennessee and its area began many thousands of years ago with succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples. In the first millennium, it was settled by the Mississippian Culture.The Chickasaw Indian tribe emerged about the 17th century, or migrated into the area. The earliest European exploration may have encountered remnants of the Mississippian culture by Spanish explorer ...
W.E.B. Du Bois | Biography, The Souls of Black Folk ...
The Souls of Black Folk, the Niagara Movement, and the NAACP. Du Bois graduated from Fisk University, a historically black institution in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1888.He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1895. His doctoral dissertation, The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638–1870, was published in 1896.
Yellow Fever - One Injection, Decade Of Protection
With one injection, travelers can guarantee themselves 10 years of protection from yellow fever. Yellow fever is not in the US but citizens have died from it than some wars.
Ghosts Behind the Sun: Splendor, Enigma & Death: Mondo ...
Tav Falco's sprawling study of Memphis begins with the Civil War massacre at Fort Pillow, the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 and the grisly murders of the Harp Brothers.