Mar 12, 2020
Five thousand people died in Philadelphia, then the capital of the United States in just a few months. Between August and November of 1793. Thousands of others, including the President, fled the city. Preachers told of sins coming to roost, while doctors looked to mercury and bloodletting. In this recast of a 2014 episode, we look at this epidemic and the reaction to it at the time, what healthcare looked like in the 1790's, and other topics.