A History of the Yellow Fever: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878, in Memphis, Tennessee


Embracing a complete list of the dead, the names of the doctors and nurses employed, names of all who contributed money or means, and the name and history of the Howards, together with other data, and lists of the dead elsewhere

This history of the yellow fever, and record of the epidemic of 1878, in Memphis, had its origin in the wish expressed by a large number of intelligent citizens, at home and abroad, who desired that the origin, progress, and results of the recent epidemic, especially, might be rescued from the evanescent columns of the daily press and put in an enduring form…from the occurrence of the first to the date of the last known case." Discussions include the history of Yellow Fever, a chronology of Yellow Fever, the 1878 epidemic in Memphis, incidents of the epidemic, meteorological, the deaths of 1878, plus quarantine and sanitation. An appendix and a new full name index add to the value of this work.


J. M. Keating


(1879), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 558 pp.

ISBN: 9780788476938