That's my worst blog post title ever. I meant to link this the other day, but got side-tracked. If you have a few minutes tonight for reading about North Carolina and malaria, I highly recommend KMR's post at The Cape Fear Mercury.
The state’s 1900 figures show 62 colored and 30 white deaths from the disease with most of the reported cases from the alluvial plain. Getting away from the swamp air in said plain was one reason the government relocated on occasion to Hillsborough. New Bern must have been a bit like Eden in Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit.
It's a history lesson and book review all wrapped up in a highly entertaining package. Check it out!