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Mosquito Soldiers Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0807135615

ISBN-13: 9780807135617

Edition: 2010

Authors: Andrew McIlwaine Bell

List price: $29.95
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Description:

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.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Aedes, Anopheles, and the Scourges of the South
The Glory of Gangrene and "Gallinippers"
Mosquito Coasts
"The Land of Flowers, Magnolias, and Chills"
"The Pestilent Marshes of the Peninsula"
"The Roughest Times Any Set of Soldiers Ever Encountered"
Biological Warfare
Epilogue
Incidence of Mosquito-Borne Disease, 1861-1865
Common Diagnoses among Union Troops, 1861-1866
Civil War Chronology
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index