An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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SMITH, Billy G.

2 entries
  • 9385

A melancholy scene of devastation: The public response to the 1793 Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic. Edited by J. Worth Estes and Billy G. Smith.

Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 1997.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever › History of Yellow Fever
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Ship of death: A voyage that changed the Atlantic world.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.

A multi-disciplinary account from the perspectives of the history of the slave trade, the anti-slavery movement and medical history, of the voyage of the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792-93, causing a pandemic of yellow fever. The voyage was originated by a group of high-minded British colonists who planned to establish a colony free of slavery in West Africa. When the colony failed the ship set sail from Africa for the Caribbean and the North America, carrying, as was later understood, mosquitoes from Africa infected with yellow fever virus. The Hankey traveled from one port to the next, spreading yellow fever, leading to the death of tens of thousands of people in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Charleston.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever › History of Yellow Fever, Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine