Expert Explores Yellow Fever and its Heroic Fighters in Humanities Lecture Series
MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Spanish-American War, fought in Cuba in 1898, was a war of two fronts. After Spain surrendered and gave Cuba to the United States, the
remaining arena for battle was disease, which had killed more Americans there than the warfare itself. The story of this battle and its heroes will be told
at Florida Tech on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
As part of Florida Tech’s Humanities Lecture Series, Capt. Stanton E. Cope, research liaison officer, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, will be guest
lecturer in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center that evening. Cope will give a slide presentation, “Yellow Fever: The Scourge Revealed.” He will
also display many items from his award-winning collection on yellow fever, including artifacts and documents, such as an item corrected and signed by
He will explore the history and impact of the disease and the experiments in Cuba to understand the disease’s transmission. He will also credit the heroism
of such individuals as Walter Reed, an Army surgeon from Virginia, who fought the scourge of yellow fever in the early days of the 20th Century.
Cope is a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Mosquito Control Association and the Society for Vector Ecology. He
has made more than 50 presentations at professional meetings, written or co-written more than 60 scientific publications and has conducted research in 18
countries. He holds an adjunct assistant professorship at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
The presentation is open and free to the public. The Denius Student Center is located in the heart of the campus, off Country Club Road.
For more information, call (321) 674-8082.