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... the best disposition to make of the men. Some correspondents of newspapers,
and some of the men themselves, with a prurient love for sensation, had
published in the United States the untruth that the men were suffering from yellow
The men did not have yellow fever at all. There was a camp far to the rear where
a number of Cubans afflicted with this malady were confined. Once in a while the
doctors in the camps of the American soldiers would be sure they saw a case of ...
The knowledge that they were to be removed was medication to every man in the
camp. Some were recorded as yellow fever patients, and these were left on the
island. In nearly every case they died. Some in equally as bad health were taken
Some were still in the field-hospitals at El Caney, or in the yellow fever circle at
the rear, who would rather have shared the graves of the fallen brave of July 1
than to have missed the trip home on the Miami. Colonel Roosevelt had been ...
of the tremors that attacked timid people in the United States when they read in
sensational papers of the yellow fever that the soldiers were bringing home,
these men were inspected on arrival, and at once were permitted to land.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review