This article discusses the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, and how there are several different accounts of what happened then. It also notes that the official descriptions given by the doctors of the time are not the entire story and that they leave some important things out.
"Perspectives on Epidemic: The Yellow Fever in 1793 Philadelphia,"
Constructing the Past: Vol. 5
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol5/iss1/9