How yellow fever was treated?
Benjamin Rush treated Yellow Fever by draining blood. We now know this practice was not effective.
Benjamin Rush was a great and selfless man who actually treated patients with yellow fever in 1793. He was a physician who lived in Philadelphia. When the there was a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia he worked tirelessly to care for patients and to prevent spread of the disease. He also kept detailed records of what he found out from the patients, hoping that his research might help find a cure.