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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|Size: ||4.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780807137376 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|