In March 1900, San Francisco’s health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown. The man had died of bubonic plague. But how could that be possible? The deadly disease had never struck America before. Bubonic Panic tells the true story of plague as it spreads around the world and across the centuries to the shores of the United States. Meet the public health doctors who desperately fought to end America’s first plague epidemic, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the disease’s secrets. Once again, acclaimed author and scientific expert Gail Jarrow brings the history of a fascinating medical mystery to life in vivid and exciting detail for young readers. Includes archival photographs and drawings, glossary, timeline, extensive bibliography, resource section, author’s note, and source notes.