Documents the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, a disease that ravaged Philadelphia and led to the death of over 5,000 citizens.


Nick Briscoe


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Episode credited cast:
William Bryant Jr. William Bryant Jr. ... Absalom Jones
Leonard Dozier Leonard Dozier ... Richard Allen
Barbara Edwards Barbara Edwards ... Nurse
JaQuinley Kerr ... Nurse
Ben Michael Ben Michael ... Isaac Parrish
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia Boreham-Wing ... Crying girl
Hugh Dugan ... Irish slave
Sherri Groff Sherri Groff ... Yellow Fever Victim #2
Melissa Martinelli ... Anne Parrish (starring role)
Anthony Selletti Anthony Selletti ... Bereaved Husband
Barbara Selletti Barbara Selletti ... Yellow Fever Victim #1
Kelly Werkheiser Kelly Werkheiser ... Mother


An outbreak of Yellow Fever decimates Philadelphia's population. 25,000 residents flee the city in utter panic; among them are President Washington and his administration. As Philadelphia's physicians and leaders combat the epidemic, they define modern concepts of public health, and establish some of the city's institutions that continue to operate today. Written by Jon Kohl

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4 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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