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  • "Memphis historian Gerald M. Capers would later write, 'It can be suggested with some justification that Atlanta owes its present position as the "New York of the South" more to the work of the Aedes aegypti in Memphis a half century ago 1878 than to any other cause.'"

    —Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 88

    October 6, 2008