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Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

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A narrative of the proceedings of the black people, during the late awful calamity in Philadelphia, in the year 1793 :  and a refutation of some censures, thrown upon them in some late publications   / by A.J. and R.A.
Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818, creator
Allen, Richard, 1760-1831
Clarkson, Matthew, 1733-1800
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectDigital ObjectLocation

Microforms (Lamont)

Countway Medicine

Networked Resource
Place of Origin
Printed for the authors, by William W. Woodward, at Franklin's Head, no. 41, Chesnut-Street
28 p. ; 19 cm. (12mo)


F158.44 .J7

WZ 270 J76r 1794

Film 60-12 no. 8

Film 633 reel 57 no. 1079
Philadelphia -- epidemiology ;  African Americans ;  Social Problems ;  Terminal Care ;  Disease Outbreaks ;  Yellow Fever -- nursing ;  Carey, Mathew ;  Carey, Mathew , 1760-1839 ;  African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia ;  Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature -- 1794 ;  Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia ;  United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

Yellow Fever

Tropical Disease

Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

The "late publications" referred to are those of Mathew Carey, particularly his "Short account of the malignant fever, lately prevalent in Philadelphia ..."

District of Pennsylvania copyright notice (p. [2]) names Absalom Jones and Richard Allen as authors.

Signatures: A-B⁶ C².

"To Matthew Clarkson, Esq. mayor of the city of Philadelphia"--P. 21-23; with his reply.

"An address to those who keep slaves, and approve the practice"--P. 23-26.

"To the people of colour"--p. 26-27.

"A short address to the friends of him who hath no helper"--P. 27-28; signed by Jones and Allen and followed by five stanzas of verse.
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  Early American imprints. no. 27170
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