"But-although Reed used only mosquito's that had bitten yellow fever patients at least twelve days before-none of the volunteers ran a temperature"(70).
Signpost:Contrast and Contratictions
"Then December 24. Both Moran and the other "infected mosquito building" volunteers seemed healthy"(74).
The five doctors have a growth mindset because they never gave up and eventually got the answer to the yellow death.
The author used the numbers to show how much days the volunteers went without getting yellow fever.
It was the first time that nobody died from the yellow death experaments
Summary Important thing
If the 5 doctors had a fixed mindset they would have left if they just gave up instantly.
Book Club Questions
Why did they burn down the buildings in certain towns that have had a Yellow fever outbreak?
Buglers is a technical term for sending signals and messages in the military.
"Outside a corps army buglers sounded taps to mark the passing of the century"(78).
1. 5 doctors are selected to go find out what is causing Yellow fever. 2. Dr. Jesse Lazear died trying to find a solution for Yellow fever. 3. Carlos Finlay was right about mosquito's carrying Yellow fever. The most important thing was that the 5 doctors never gave up even though things were not going well in the experaments.
What would have happend if Carroll died from Yellow fever?