Article ID: CBB001200324

Infected Rails: Yellow Fever and Southern Railroads (2013)


The article discusses the residents of U.S. Southern States' efforts to prevent railroad trains from passing through their towns in the later 19th century so as to prevent the yellow fever epidemic from spreading there. An overview of Southern cities' municipal governments' instituting of quarantines, including in Jacksonville, Florida, is provided. The role that yellow fever played in the Southern States' economic conditions, including the impact of quarantines on railroad travel, is discussed.

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Authors & Contributors
Espinosa, Mariola
Kathryn Olivarius
Dickerson, James L.
Santos, Myrian Sepúlveda dos
Bonastra, Q.
Alcalá Ferráez, Carlos
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
William and Mary Quarterly
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Korean Journal of Medical History
Social History of Medicine
American Historical Review
University of Chicago Press
Prometheus Books
Georgetown University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Louisiana State University Press
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Public health
Yellow fever
Prevention and control of disease
Infectious diseases
Finlay, Carlos Juan
Rush, Benjamin
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
20th century, early
Early modern
United States
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.)

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