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Book Review of The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History

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I enjoyed this book very much. We take for granted that we will not have to deal with anything so devastating as a yellow fever epidemic but the author points out that this could happen again. The book deals with Dr. Walter Reed and his colleagues who bravely studied the cause and transmission of the yellow fever virus. Relevant for today in light of H1N1 flu virus.

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