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Scope and Contents This thesis won the gold medal offered by the faculty for the best thesis in 1874. Booth's “History of the Epidemic of Shreveport, Louisiana 1873” a 131-page longhand volume, contains analyses of weather conditions in Shreveport, a hand drawn map of the city showing sites where the fever was first reported, and case descriptions including Booth’s own bout with the disease. His remarks on the poor sanitary conditions under carpetbagger municipal leaders are worth noting. Most of the work...