Book Club week 4

Book Club week 4
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  • Signpost:Numbers and Stats
  • "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).
  • Mindset: Growth
  • 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.
  • Word Gap
  • 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?
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