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The National was once the grandest hotel in the capital. In1857, it twice hosted President-elect James Buchanan and his advisors, and onboth occasions, most of the party was quickly stricken by an acute illness.Over the course of several months, hundreds fell ill, and over thirty died fromwhat became known as the National Hotel disease. Buchanan barely recoveredenough to give his inauguration speech. Rumors ran rampant across the city andthe nation. Some claimed that the illness was born of a sewage “effluvia,”while others darkly speculated about an assassination attempt by eitherabolitionists or southern slaveowners intent on war. Author Kerry Waltersinvestigates the mysteries of the National Hotel disease.

The National was once the grandest hotel in the capital. In1857, it twice hosted President-elect James Buchanan and his advisors, and onboth occasions, most of the party was quickly stricken by an acute illness.Over the course of several months, hundreds fell ill, and over thirty died fromwhat became known as the National Hotel disease. Buchanan barely recoveredenough to give his inauguration speech. Rumors ran rampant across the city andthe nation. Some claimed that the illness was born of a sewage “effluvia,”while others darkly speculated about an assassination attempt by eitherabolitionists or southern slaveowners intent on war. Author Kerry Waltersinvestigates the mysteries of the National Hotel disease.


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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN-10: 1625851715
  • ISBN-13: 9781625851710

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