Special online programs: The Yellow Fever of 1793 in Philadelphia
In the late summer and fall of 1793 the Yellow Fever epidemic devastated
the city of Philadelphia. Government fled while citizens stayed to pick up
the pieces. It is easy to draw comparisons between the yellow fever
epidemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Please join us the week of September 21 for a series of speaker events and
workshops related to this historic public health event. Speakers include a
bioethicist, a Temple philosophy professor, a public health historian, and
a community panel to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on North Philadelphia
residents’ neighborhoods. Visit our website
<https://sites.google.com/temple.edu/yellowfever/> for more information and
for a link to the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit on *The Politics
of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America*.
Attached is a listing on the week’s events.
Please share widely.
Take care and stay safe
Jenny Pierce, MS – Pronouns: she/her/hers
Head of Research, Education and Outreach Services, Health Sciences Libraries
Head of Science, Technology, Engineering and Biomedicine Research and
Instructional Services, Charles Library
Simmy and Harry Ginsburg Library
Medical Education and Research Building
3500 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140