Gibraltar's 1804 yellow fever scourge: the search for scapegoats.

  title={Gibraltar's 1804 yellow fever scourge: the search for scapegoats.},
  author={L. Sawchuk and S. Burke},
  journal={Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences},
  volume={53 1},
  • L. Sawchuk, S. Burke
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences
L'etiologie et la virulence de la fievre jaune a Gibraltar en 1804 sont decrites, en demontrant que les immigrants sont essentiellement les principaux responsables de l'epidemie 

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