Fever Fervor in Philly

Forget cheesesteak. The APHA crowd heading to Philadelphia this Saturday is craving Michael Yudell’s yellow fever tour.
Yudell, who intersperses scenes from the city’s 1793 outbreak with lessons learned and public health firsts, answered the APHA-fueled surge in demand by co-creating a free yellow fever audio walking tour.
Few people know how deeply the epidemic influenced the formation of Philadelphia—and public health, says Yudell, a Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health professor.

“It is the birth of our country’s notion of modern medicine and public health. It also played a huge role in our concept of fighting racism,” he says.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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