An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”
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Dissertation sur la fièvre-jaune qui a régné épidémiquement à Saint-Domingue, et qui a fait tant de ravages dans l'Armée expéditionnaire, en l'an X et en l'an XI, et sur les causes qui l'ont rendue si funeste.Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, 1806.
Describes the yellow fever epidemic that swept through French troops on the island of Saint Domingue (Haiti) in 1802. In the midst of the slave uprising that led to the island’s independence, Napoleon sent an expeditionary force of thirty thousand soldiers to Saint Domingue in order to restore order. This force was virtually wiped out by malaria. As a result, the French failed to regain control over the island, and Saint Domingue subsequently declared independence. The author was Chirurgien-Major in the hospitals and artillery corps at Cap-français, and formerly physician of the expeditonary force at Saint-Dominique. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Haiti, EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics › Yellow Fever, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars