Mosquito Soldiers

Mosquito Soldiers

Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War

eBook - 2010
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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.

Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780807137376
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 192 p.) : ill., maps


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