What an 1836 Typhus Outbreak Taught the Medical World About Epidemics

Reblogging this article of a typhus/typhoid outbreak in Philadelphia in 1836, when the concept of “social distancing ” was used

 

An American doctor operating out of Philadelphia made clinical observations that where patients lived, not how they lived, was at the root of the problem

Source: What an 1836 Typhus Outbreak Taught the Medical World About Epidemics

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