The Wright Museum

Wright Life Series | Yellow Jack

on January 19, 2019 from 2 - 5 PM


Yellow Jack follows Major Walter Reed of the U.S. Army who worked to diagnose and treat yellow fever (yellow jack) in Cuba from 1898-1900. The drama features the soldiers who volunteered to be human guinea pigs by allowing themselves to be bitten and contract the deadly disease, for which no cure was then known.This film screening will be followed by a lecture and Q&A.


Speaker: Harriet A. Washington