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The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics, Stephen Coss

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The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics
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The fever of 1721
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the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics
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Stephen Coss
Title variation
  • Fever of seventeen twenty-one
  • Epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics
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eng
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  • "More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776. In The Fever of 1721, Stephen Coss brings to life an amazing cast of characters in a year that changed the course of medical history, American journalism, and colonial revolution, including Cotton Mather, the great Puritan preacher, son of the president of Harvard College; Zabdiel Boylston, a doctor whose name is on one of Boston's grand avenues; James and his younger brother Benjamin Franklin; and Elisha Cooke and his protege; Samuel Adams. During the worst smallpox epidemic in Boston history Mather convinced Doctor Boylston to try a procedure that he believed would prevent death--by making an incision in the arm of a healthy person and implanting it with smallpox. "Inoculation" led to vaccination, one of the most profound medical discoveries in history. Public outrage forced Boylston into hiding, and Mather's house was firebombed. A political fever also raged. Elisha Cooke was challenging the Crown for control of the colony and finally forced Royal Governor Samuel Shute to flee Massachusetts. Samuel Adams and the Patriots would build on this to resist the British in the run-up to the American Revolution. And a bold young printer James Franklin (who was on the wrong side of the controversy on inoculation), launched America's first independent newspaper and landed in jail. His teenage brother and apprentice, Benjamin Franklin, however, learned his trade in James's shop and became a father of the Independence movement. One by one, the atmosphere in Boston in 1721 simmered and ultimately boiled over, leading to the full drama of the American Revolution"--
  • "More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776"--
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More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776
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10480723
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616.9/1200973
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index present
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non fiction
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the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics
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The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics, Stephen Coss
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2260652
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Trouble year. Idol of the mob ; James and Benjamin ; The fallen angel -- Grievous calamity. The most terrible minister of death ; His Majesty's Ship Seahorse ; Pestilence and politics ; Onesimus ; The experiment ; Malignant filth ; America's first independent newspaper ; The cup which I fear ; The Hell-Fire Club ; A man on a cross ; The deadliest time ; Honest wags ; The assassination attempt ; A death in the house ; Pointed satyr ; An epidemic's end -- American monsters. Sons of Cato, sons of Calef ; The invention of Silence Dogood ; The arrest of James Franklin ; The printer and his devil ; Three exits
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ocn944243510
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
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online
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9781476783123
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illustrations.
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DF4D2E5C-E789-4639-BF8B-67AB71A51DD4
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(OCoLC)944243510
Label
The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics, Stephen Coss
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2260652
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Trouble year. Idol of the mob ; James and Benjamin ; The fallen angel -- Grievous calamity. The most terrible minister of death ; His Majesty's Ship Seahorse ; Pestilence and politics ; Onesimus ; The experiment ; Malignant filth ; America's first independent newspaper ; The cup which I fear ; The Hell-Fire Club ; A man on a cross ; The deadliest time ; Honest wags ; The assassination attempt ; A death in the house ; Pointed satyr ; An epidemic's end -- American monsters. Sons of Cato, sons of Calef ; The invention of Silence Dogood ; The arrest of James Franklin ; The printer and his devil ; Three exits
Control code
ocn944243510
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476783123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DF4D2E5C-E789-4639-BF8B-67AB71A51DD4
System control number
(OCoLC)944243510

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