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Here are the documents on the site. Click to go them. At this point in construction of the site I have listed them as I put them on. I'll organize the list later.
1. A letter in an 1802 newspaper on insect transmission of fevers.
2. Items put in the newspapers by Drs. Kuhn, Rush and Stevens on the treatment of yellow fever.
3. A letter from Benjamin Smith to his father written early in the epidemic.
4. Extract from one of the many letters Rush wrote to his wife. This one is on his efforts to find a cure early in the epidemic.
5. In this letter written just after the epidemic to Dr. Caspar Wistar, Rush shows his bitterness at those who opposed him.
6. Rush's letters to his wife written during the 1798 epidemic: rush98new.html
7. After epidemics it became the practice to publish a list of the dead. The New York epidemic of 1795 was small enough that I gave myself the interesting experience of typing out this list - and the final report of the Health Committee prefaced the list.
8. Rev. Helmuth's memoir of the epidemic is published, but not his diary. Here is a portion of it translated from German.
9. Two letters written by Margaret Morris during the 1793 epidemic describing her sufferings and remedies.
10. Dr. Griffitts' 1797 Broadside on Treating the Fever
11. New York City's 1793 Campaign To Prevent Infection from Philadelphia.
12. Excerpts of Dr. Jean Deveze's memoir of the epidemic including case histories and autopsies from Bush Hill Hospital
13. Rush's Account of the Philadelphia Epidemic of 1799
14. I keep checking for an on-line copy of Rush's Account of the 1793. I worry that the version put on-line will be from Rush's last, 1815 edition, of the Medical Inquiries and Observations. The Arno Press made that mistake with its reprint. So I'm going to begin the arduous task of putting the book on-line. Skipping around at first to demonstrate the different approaches Rush took. So check: Rush's Account of the Philadelphia Epidemic of 1793, and give me some encouragement!
15. The first part of the Monson's account of the 1794 epidemic in New Haven, Connecticut.
16. The first part of Drysdale's account of the 1794 epidemic in Baltimore, Maryland.
17. An Account of the Bilious Yellow Fever As It Appeared in Philadelphia in the Year 1798 by Benjamin Rush: rushmem98.html
18. Richard Allen's and Absalom Jones' Narrative of 1793 answering charges against African American nurses: allen.html
19. Children in the epidemic: children.html
20. Rush's Defence of Blood-letting: defence