The Epidemic: A Collision of Power, Privilege, and Public Health
Page count: 304 pages
File size: 4.6 MB
The Epidemic tells how a vain and reckless businessman became responsible for a typhoid epidemic in 1903 that devastated Cornell University and the surrounding town of Ithaca, N.Y. Eighty-two people died, including 29 Cornell students. Protected by influential friends, William T. Morris faced no retribution for this outrage.