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Description - Yellow Jack by John R. Pierce

A remarkable medical adventure story of bravery, tragedy, and discovery In 1900, after of the Spanish-American War, Major Walter Reed led a medical team to Cuba to investigate yellow fever, a deadly scourge that had long devastated the southeastern U.S. and Caribbean. His team of Army doctors went on to make one of the twentieth century's greatest medical discoveries when it proved that mosquitoes were the only mode of transmission of this awful and mysterious disease. Yellow Jack is the only book to focus on the team's struggle to understand and eradicate the disease a compelling adventure story of courageous doctors who risked everything for the cause of science and humanity. Colonel John R. Pierce, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Retired (Rockville, MD) was a longtime member of the medical staff and is still the unofficial historian at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Jim Writer (Rockville, MD) spent 11 years with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471472612
ISBN-10: 0471472611
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 167mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John R. Pierce

JOHN R. PIERCE, M.D. (Col. MC, U.S. Army, Ret.), wrote the series of articles on which this book is based for Stripe, a publication for Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) personnel and included on, a Web site for military personnel in the Washington, D.C., area. Pierce recently retired after thirty years of active duty, a significant portion of that spent at WRAMC. With Pierce, JIM WRITER coedited a supplement to the journal Military Medicine on the 1900 Yellow Fever Board.

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