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06-19-2015 8:26 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by caffeine
06-18-2015 4:20 PM


caffeine writes:

He also points to malaria as a big influence in US history, claiming that the Mason-Dixon line correlates well with the limits of the range of malarial mosquitos.

Yellow fever posed the same problem and perhaps to a greater degree. The well-off of cities of colonial America would flock to the countryside in summer due to fears of yellow fever.

--Percy


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