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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne Jurmain Narrator: Brian Hutchinson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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In the summer of 1899, U.S. forces in Cuba discover the island is rampant with Yellow Fever. So the U.S. government sends a group of four elite Army doctors headed by Dr. Walter Reed to determine what is causing the outbreak. Working against the clock as more lives are claimed, the doctors investigate the theory that mosquitoes might be spreading the disease. During their experiments, two of the doctors contract Yellow Fever, and one actually dies. As the pressure intensifies, Reed obtains additional funding to conduct targeted experiments - and proves a theory with little previous support in the scientific community.

In The Secret of the Yellow Death, author Suzanne Jurmain presents a technical subject as a compelling real-life detective story sure to capture young readers' imaginations. Narrator Brian Hutchison's performance masterfully imparts the doctors' hope and determination as they desperately search for a life-saving answer.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/27/2011

    " This is a middle age reader book. It is the true story of the doctors that researched and discovered the cause of yellow fever. Not only is it a neat mystery book, it's a true mystery solved books which makes the discovery all the more exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 9/27/2010

    " This was a great book for kids about yellow fever. It's a great example of science and the process of experiments, as well as the challenge of human subjects. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/12/2010

    " Very interesting. Recommended for those who appreciated Jim Murphy's An American Plague or Leslie Dendy's Guinea Pig Scientists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/5/2010

    " great book to enlighten children about public health and possibly epidemiology "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/1/2009

    " A solid history of how yellow fever's method of transmission was discovered. Jurmain doesn't shy away from the unpleasantness of the disease and the experiments that solved the mystery. This one might end up cultivating a young epidemiologist or two. "

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About the Narrator

Brian Hutchinson is a stage, film, and television actor. He has appeared in several Broadway and off-Broadway plays, and his acting credits include the films Vino Veritas, Love and Other Drugs, and Sudden Death. He lives in New York City.