Laurence Farmer

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Dr. Laurence Farmer has compiled a volume of physicians’ letters covering the last 250 years, entitled Doctors’ Legacy . He discussed the 1793 epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia in the April, 1956, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE .

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April 1956

Yellow fever killed 4,000 in Philadelphia in 1793, amd puzzled doctors ignored the real clue to blame “miasmata” in the air

August 1957

In Boston, where one in six was dying of the plague, the great divine battled for a new and radical idea