Dr. Elizabeth Fee introduces Dr. Mariola Espinosa's lecture in honor of Hispanic History Month. In her lecture, Dr. Espinosa documents how the U.S. war against Spain in Cuba was linked to the American fight against yellow fever. She describes the disease and illustrates this with a chart of one individual. She discusses how methods to combat yellow fever changed as understanding about the means of transmission changed -- from the miasma theory to the germ theory -- and the mosquito was identified as the disease vector.
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Presenter, Mariola Espinosa.
Received: Sept. 21, 2007; transfer; from Stephen Greenberg.