Mosquito Soldiers Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War
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Of the 620,000 soldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts, but from disease. In this ground-breaking medical history, Andrew McIlwaine Bell explores the impact of two terrifying mosquito-borne maladies---malaria and yellow fever---on the major political and military events of the 1860s, revealing how deadly microorganisms carried by a tiny insect helped shape the course of the Civil War.
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
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