Jordan wrote the diary in the form of a letter to his wife, Julia. In it he discusses daily life in his regiment; their camp at the University of Tennessee in Nashville; the discovery of a woman posing as a soldier; speculations about the length of...
In the passages Gorgas gives a brief history of yellow fever in the United States, particularly in the Mississippi Valley region, and discusses the economic impact of the disease. He then focuses on Cuba, which had suffered recurring epidemics...
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