Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War

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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. And of the various maladies that plagued both armies, few were more pervasive than malariaa mosquito-borne illness that afflicted over 1.1 million soldiers serving in the Union army alone. Yellow fever, another disease transmitted by mosquitos, struck fear into the hearts of military planners who knew that yellow jack could wipe out an entire army in a matter of weeks. In this ground-breaking medical history, Andrew McIlwaine Bell explore.
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Andrew McIlwaine Bell lives in Washington, D.C.

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LSU Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2010
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780807137376
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Medical / History
Medical / Infectious Diseases
Science / Environmental Science
Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
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