by Laurie Halse Anderson
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Laurie Halse Anderson compared her research for Fever, 1793 to "digging at an archaeological site." Thanks to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, she even read the diaries and correspondence of the people who lived through the epidemic (source).
Dr. Benjamin Rush, the doctor referenced in Fever, 1793, signed the Declaration of Independence (source).
Yellow fever outbreaks still happen today, especially in tropical climates in Africa and Latin America (source).