"'I felt as though six Ford cars had run over my body. Every bone... ached. My spine felt twisted and my head swollen..."' (71).
I'm in so much pain!!
Signpost 2: Contrast and Contradictions
"Dr. Finlay was given a bronze statuette and congratulated in Spanish and in English. For years he'd been laughed at. For years people had said his mosquito theory was a joke" (76).
The author quoted John Kissinger because he was one of the volunteers to be bitten by an infected mosquito and he was the first person (out of the four volunteers) to fall ill to Yellow Fever. Also, the author quoted to show how much pain he was in.
Word Gap: Hasten
"For the first time one of the team's mosquito experiments had worked...Reed grabbed a pen and started a letter to his wife. 'It is with a great deal of pleasure that I hasten to tell you that..." (71).
The difference is that when people didn't understand Dr. Finlay's hypothoseis they laughed at him and didn't take him seriously, but now that there is even more evidence to back his theory up he is now honored for his efforts.
Summary: The Important Thing
The most important thing is that Dr.Finlay's hypothesis was correct and mosquitoes do in fact cause Yellow Fever. That was proven by scientists Walter Reed, Dr. Carroll, and Dr. Lazear (and many more). Later, Dr. Max Theiler developed a vaccine that has saved many lives.
Dr. Max Theiler had growth mindset because he worked very hard to find a vaccine for Yellow Fever and he was inspired by the other scientists discoveries. If Walter Reed(and the others) hadn't figured out what the cause of Yellow Fever was, then Dr. Theiler wouldn't have been inspired to find a vaccine.
Book Club Question
How did Walter Reed die?
Hasten- To be quick to do something. Hasten is not a technical term.
1. Dr. Finlay's hypothoseis about the mosquitoes, causing the other scientists to find the cause of Yellow Fever. 2. After all of the teams efforts, they finally found the cause Yellow Fever. 3. Dr. Max Theiler created a vaccine.
What would have happened if Dr. Max Theiler didn't create a vaccine.