The East Falls Historical Society
YELLOW FEVER, PHILADELPHIA, 1793
A Virtual Walking Tour
STEVEN J. PEITZMAN, MD
Drexel University and East Falls Historical Society
Wednesday June 17, 2020, 6:30 PM, via Zoom
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In 1793, the then mysterious illness yellow fever afflicted Philadelphia with an estimated loss of life of 5000. Chaos and panic reigned, and those who could fled. Finally, an unlikely array of heroic volunteers brought order and hope to the then nation’s capital. We will look at sites associated with the 1793 epidemic in the original city, and follow refugees to Germantown.
Bush Hill, the Hamilton mansion, was borrowed to serve as the yellow fever hospital in 1793.
The East Falls Historical Society was founded in 2004 to explore and preserve the history of the Falls of Schuylkill and East Falls.
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