Reed finally found the solution and the true cause of yellow fever.
Sign Post - Numbers & Stats
"And of course there were dozens of other basic questions still to answer"(27).
I'm reading Yellow Death by Suzanne Jurmain.
Mindset - Sees Effort As Necessary
Although some people had already died from yellow fever, Doctor Reed still wanted to continue the experiments.
To find the solution to yellow fever, Doctor Reed did his experiments on tons of people.
Summary Stats - If/Then & $2.00
If/Then If Reed hadn't continued the experiments, then a lot more people would have died. $2.00 I learned that mosquitoes are mainly the only source that could spread yellow fever. Not from just touching someone.
The author used this number because she wanted to show that even though the doctors found out what caused it and how to stop it, the doctors don't truly know the entire story of yellow fever just yet.
If you had a prediction about the cause yellow fever in the beginning, did you find out if it was it true?
Confused that some people lived and others didn't, Reed continued doing the experiments.
5 topics and/or themes: challenges - trust one another - bravery - perseverance - don't give up