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An Account of the Bilious Remitting Yellow Fever, as It Appeared in the City of Philadelphia, in the Year 1793, Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia, 1794

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Dr. Benjamin Rush, a prominent Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, split from many of his medical peers over the suspected origins and best treatment of yellow fever. In his book, Rush chronicled his approach to the disease and experience treating yellow fever patients.