Walter Reed and the conquest of yellow fever / [by Grace T. Hallock and Clair E. Turner ; with the assistance of John J. Lentz].
Publication year: c1958.
Call Number RA640 .H35 1958
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : School Health Bureau, Health and Welfare Division, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Illustrations and text on p.  and  of cover.
Series title: Health heroes series
Additional information: 24 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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"The story you are about to read is one of the great adventure stories of medical science. Before the mystery of yellow fever was finally solved, courageous American soldiers had braved hardships and danger; a gallant young scientist had given his life; and his comrades in the great adventure had gone on to complete without him one of the most brilliant scientific achievements in the annals of medical history. The leader of the little band of scientists and volunteers who solved the mystery of yellow fever was Walter Reed, and with him the story begins"--P. 1.
The boy -- The young doctor -- The Army surgeon -- The budding scientist -- The mature investigator -- Yellow fever on the march -- Early clues -- The mosquito accused -- The early steps -- The first experiments -- The experiments at Camp Lazear -- Fomites proved innocent -- The mosquito proved guilty -- Now a house is infected with yellow fever -- The virus of yellow fever -- The fruits of victory -- The end of the adventure for Walter Reed -- Yellow fever today.
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