- A Fever Like No Other: Yellow Fever in Savannah
August, 1876 to 1876 CHATHAM, Georgia Disease in the south, urban history
The year 1876 was a frightening time for the citizens of Savannah, Georgia because of a severe yellow fever epidemic. This disease came with terrible symptoms. The symptoms of yellow fever included fever, muscle pains, vomiting, and jaundice. Death was the common outcome for these patients. This outbreak in Savannah was noted in other rival port cities such as Galveston. This occurred in order to try...
- Evacuation: A Last Resort for Health- Seeking Citizens of Savannah
1876 CHATHAM, Georgia Diseases in the south, urban history
Evacuation in Savannah during the year 1876 was something that people in the city wanted to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, in many cases there was simply no other option. Yellow fever struck Savannah in 1876. People began to move out of the city as soon as the disease began to spread. The immense amount of worry about the disease and its terrible symptoms caused citizens to flee the city. An 1876...