Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

Red oozes from the patient's gums. He has a rushing headache and the whites of his eyes look like lemons. He will likely die within days.
Here is the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the world's most vicious plagues: yellow fever. Set in fever-stricken Cuba, this book allows the reader to feel the heavy air, smell the stench of disease, hears the whine of mosquitoes biting human volunteers during the surreal experiments. Exploring themes of courage, cooperation, and the ethics of human experimentation, this gripping account is ultimately a story of the triumph of science.
Target age group 10-12
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    • Weight
      0.6 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9780547746241
    • ISBN-10
      0547746245
    • Item #
      56913
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Science & Nature
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Health & Daily Living
  • Awards
  • Author
    Jurmain, Suzanne
  • Lexile Level
    1010
  • AR Level
    7.1
  • Dewey
    614.54109729
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date
    9/10/2013
  • Pages
    104
  • Dimensions
    0.3 H × 8.9 L × 7.4 W
  • Case Qty
    50

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