The Tonopah Plague

Plagues have always been with us. Here's an instance from 1905.

What was this exotic mystery germ? The answer is here.


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Original article here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 26, 2014
     Category: Regionalism | 1900s | Diseases

That's not what I thought it would be. Their livers being hard and black made me think of something like cirrhosis - even if the mines are near SLC, sudden, extreme wealth doesn't always bring out the nicest or most sinless side of people. Failing that, I suspected something intestinal.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 10/26/14 at 09:30 AM
So, other than lead poisoning, was was it? I didn't see any answer at the link.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/26/14 at 11:26 AM
The link to the medical journal is working for me, Expat. On that page, the solution is given as "pleuro-penumonia."
Posted by Paul on 10/26/14 at 11:59 AM
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