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July 23, 2012 Posted by: Lanxi

(Yesterday was my birthday)

"And so the bishop, ever partial to fancy things..."

Today we visited the Todd House and the Bishop White House, the latter of which was significantly bigger.  It was a very informative tour, especially on the topic of yellow fever.

After the tour, we returned to the classroom and discussed the HIV virus and AIDS.

Something I Learned Today

The HIV virus and AIDS are both uncomfortable topics of conversation.  (I think so, anyway.)

"...procured a library of leatherbound books, some of which outlasted the bishop himself..."

 


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  1. Ms. Anderson - Philadelphia, PA
    July 26, 2012 at 03:03

    Happy belated birthday (We share the same bday). The tour of the Bishop's house was very intriguing and larger than I expected. I am glad that we were able to discuss and compare Yellow Fever of 1790 to the HIV epidemic of today. Keep writing!

  2. Pat - Collingswood, NJ
    July 24, 2012 at 07:17

    Happy belated Birthday Lanxi! I have found that the more things change the more things remain the same....

  3. ROZ - FLORIDA
    July 23, 2012 at 09:09

    You make a good point. Why does the discussion of AIDS and HIV make people uncomfortable? Did Yellow Fever or Polio get the same reactions?

  4. Larry - Pennsylvania
    July 23, 2012 at 06:54

    It's over 200 years later and even with a library of books in a leatherbound iPad, disease is still one of the biggest threats we face. It's interesting to think that to a virus, all men are created equal.

  5. Lois - Indianapolis
    July 23, 2012 at 04:19

    I think it's brave that you all discussed the HIV virus and AIDS. It is important to know about diseases and how to take care of ourselves.

 

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Painting of George Washington

In the summer of 1793 “ten thousand people in the streets of Philadelphia … threatened to drag Washington out of his house, and effect a Revolution in Government” but an outbreak of yellow fever dispersed the mob and saved the national government. (J Adams to T Jefferson, June 30, 1813)