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The Rapid Spread of Illness During the Civil War

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

Jim Downs, author of Sick From Freedom, explains how a mobile population, unsanitary conditions, inadequate medicine, and war combined to spread illness and sickness among soldiers and refugee slaves.

Jim Downs is Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at Connecticut College and the author of Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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