Thesis ID: CBB001561335

Public and Private Voices: The Typhoid Fever Experience at Camp Thomas: 1898 (2007)


Pierce, Gerald J. (Author)

Georgia State University
Venet, Wendy Hamand

Publication Date: 2007
Edition Details: Advisor: Venet, Wendy Hamand
Physical Details: 338 pp.
Language: English

This dissertation examines the experience of those involved in the typhoid fever outbreak at Camp Thomas, Chickamauga National Military Park, Georgia between April and August 1898. Among American volunteer soldiers in the Spanish-American War, those stationed at this camp suffered the highest number of typhoid cases and deaths from typhoid. Treatments of the war have referred to the outbreak and some studies have examined it as part of wider subjects, but none from the standpoint of those involved, commanders, doctors, civilians, officers and enlisted men. The mobilized soldiers represented numerous states and reflected the disease experience of civilian society. The study considers the mobilization process, the disease outbreak and the aftermath. INDEX WORDS: Spanish-American War Disease, Typhoid Fever, U.S. Volunteers, Walter Reed, Camp Thomas, Chickamauga.


Description Cited in Diss. Abstr. Int. A 68/12 (2008). Pub. no. AAT 3293833.

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Authors & Contributors
Richardson, Nigel
Steere-Williams, Jacob
Jones, Susan D.
Kohlstedt, Sally G.
Gunn, Jennifer
Borrello, Mark E.
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Social History of Medicine
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of Medical Biography
John Wiley & Sons
Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society
Johns Hopkins University Press
Pickering & Chatto
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Public health
Typhoid fever
Medicine and the military; medicine in war
Medicine and government
Reed, Walter
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Great Britain
United States
London (England)
Manchester (England)

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