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American Experience : The Great Fever / PBS.

Other author/creatorInfobase, film distributor.
Other author/creatorPBS (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2006]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2006
Description1 online resource (1 video file (51 min., 6 sec)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films On Demand collection
Contents Yellow Fever Arrives in America (4:27); Attempts to Treat Yellow Fever (5:36); Studying Yellow Fever (6:24); American Soldiers in Cuba (5:17); Cause of Yellow Fever (3:49); Mosquito Experiments (7:41); Proving the Mosquito Theory (4:07); Military Response to Yellow Fever (2:32); Yellow Fever in New Orleans (8:30); Credits: American Experience: The Great Fever (0:45);
Abstract In June 1900, Major Walter Reed, Chief Surgeon of the U.S. Army, led a medical team to Cuba on a mission to investigate yellow fever. For more than 200 years, the disease had terrorized the United States, killing an estimated 100,000 people in the 19th century alone. Shortly after Reed and his team arrived in Havana, they began testing the radical theories of Carlos Finlay, a Cuban doctor who believed that mosquitoes spread yellow fever. This program documents the heroic efforts of Reed's medical team, some of whom put their own lives on the line to verify Finlay's theory. When yellow fever struck New Orleans in 1905, an aggressive mosquito eradication campaign successfully ended the epidemic. It was the last yellow fever outbreak in the United States and the first major public health triumph of the 20th century.
General noteOriginally released by PBS, 2006.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 01, 2018.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Interest grade level 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number151105 Infobase

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