"A large wire mesh screen split the room into two parts. Two perfectly clean beds stood on one side of the screen. On the other side was another clean bed and fifteen live, free infected mosquitos"(Jurmain, 74).
"For years people had claimed that the yellow fever germ could somehow contaminate whole buildings like a kind of poison gas... every building in the Cuban town of Siboney had been burned to stop the Yellow Fever"(Jurmain, 73).
Signpost - Extreme and Absolute Language
" I felt, as though six Ford cars had run over my body. Every bone... ached. My spine felt twisted and my head swollen and my eyes felt as if they would pop out of my head, even then ends of my fingers were aching"(Jurmain, 71).
Mindset - Persists To Overcome Obstacles
Although Walter Reeds experiments kept failing, he didn't give up because he knew this could save lives.
To justify, Reed had to hold multiple experiments so the world understood that there was a reason the Yellow Death was happening.
Summary - If/Then and Txt Tlk
If all five docotors would have given up then there would be many more deaths and people would be going chaotic
Five doctors who searched for the Yellow Fever secret
The author used thus exaggeration to show how much pain the Yellow Fever makes you have
Question for book club
Hoping to find a cure for the Yellow Fever, Walter Reed persrvered through all his failures and rough times
Determined - proud - hero - you have to fail in order to succeed - persevere
What is your opinion on using people just like us as your test subject?