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Diseases of the Past (1800-1920)

Diseases of the Past (1800-1920)

1803 New York Yellow Fever
1820-3 Nationwide "Fever" - started Schuylkill River and spread
1831-2 Nationwide Asiatic Cholera: brought by English emigrants
1832 NY City and other major cities Cholera
1833 Columbus, OH Cholera
1834 New York City Cholera
1837 Philadelphia Typhus
1841 Nationwide Yellow Fever: especially severe in the south
1847 New Orleans Yellow Fever
1847-8 Worldwide Influenza
1848-9 North America Cholera
1849 New York Cholera
1850 Nationwide Yellow Fever
1850 Alabama, New York Cholera
1850-1 North America Influenza
1851 Coles Co., IL, The Great Plains,and Missouri Cholera
1852 Nationwide Yellow Fever: 8,000 die in New Orleans
1855 Nationwide Yellow Fever
1857-9 Worldwide Influenza: one of the greatest epidemics
1860-1 Pennsylvania Smallpox
1865-73 Philadelphia, NY,
Boston, New Orleans,
Baltimore, Memphis,
Washington DC Smallpox, Cholera :A series of recurring epidemics of, Typhus, Typhoid, Scarlet Fever, Yellow Fever
1873-5 N. America and Europe Influenza
1878 New Orleans Yellow Fever: last great epidemic
1885 Plymouth, PA Typhoid
1886 Jacksonville, FL Yellow Fever
1918 Worldwide Influenza: more people were hospitalized in WWI from this epidemic than wounds. US Army training camps became death camps, with 80% death rate in some camps.




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