U.S. National Institutes of Health

Exhibition Collection

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Doctors, politicians, and the people of Philadelphia used the 1793 yellow fever epidemic to advance their respective agendas. Explore how different groups of people responded to the crisis.

A white man carries a sick white man across a street, while two other men watch
A page of text in a book
A drawing of a roomful of fighting, screaming, angry white men in 18th century clothing
A 4-panel lithograph of a white man with worsening symptoms of yellow fever, including bleeding from the nose and mouth
A mosquito
A large assembly of white women and men in 18th century clothing conversing, and a horse-drawn carriage in a city street
A page of text in a book
A drawing of two dogs, a pig and a piglet, and a horse milling about a city street
A portrait of a white man in profile
A scene of sailboats and people at a wharf
A lithograph of arms and an ankle with visible veins, an arm and a leg wrapped in a tourniquet, and surgical instruments
A portrait of a white man
A handwritten letter
A page of newspaper text
A profile of a white man
An 18th century battle scene between black revolters and white soldiers in the tropics
Two pages of text from a book
A lithograph of a plant
A page of newspaper text
A page of text from a book
The front and back of a coin
A bucolic scene of a man, a cow, and a dog in a large field in front of three buildings
A portrait of a white man
A page of text from a book
A portrait of an African American man
A portrait of an African American man
A drawing of a church
A small wooden shack stands on a river bank
Two pages of text from a book
A page of text from a book
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