"Since May 1900 he'd been studying insects and considering the possible relationship between yellow fever and mosquitoes" (26).
Signpost: Numbers and Stats
"After several days passed, he let each one of these 'infected' mosquitos bite himself or another healthy volunteer" (33).
The nurse has a growth mindset because she is trying to cure Carol whos one of the doctors of yellow fever.
Ever since 1900, Walter Reed has been studying insects and the relationship between yellow fever and mosquitoes.
Word Gap: Nuisance
"Keeping them alive had become a major nuisance- and passing, Laze told Carol his silky bug had behaved that very morning" (34).
This number is important because as days passed, the doctors had to study the mosquitos and they had to to run an experiment on how mosquitos work.
She embraces the challenge of keeping Carol alive from yellow fever.
Book Club Question:
What might cure yellow disease?
Who would be most likely to get yellow disease?
Definition:a person, thing, or circumstance causing annoyance. Technical Term? No
THEY KEEP DYING!!!!!!
The doctors wanted to find the cause of yellow fever, but its a disease that kills people in very short days, so the doctors study mosquitos in test tubes to watch how yellow disease gets passed around.