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"Dysentery"

In this episode, I discuss all the different ways to die in the Oregon Trail game and what the reality of those deaths were like.

Sources mentioned in the episode

CDC. “Measles Signs and Symptoms.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 5, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/measles/symptoms/signs-symptoms.html.

The New York Times. “A Trail of 35,000 Lost Lives and a Grave Every 80 Yards,” May 30, 1993, sec. U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/30/us/a-trail-of-35000-lost-lives-and-a-grave-every-80-yards.html.

“Dangers - Learn What Dangers Pioneers Faced on Their Oregon Trail Journey.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://oregontrailcenter.org/dangers.

Full list of sources

The New York Times. “A Trail of 35,000 Lost Lives and a Grave Every 80 Yards,” May 30, 1993, sec. U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/30/us/a-trail-of-35000-lost-lives-and-a-grave-every-80-yards.html.

CDC. “Measles Signs and Symptoms.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 5, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/measles/symptoms/signs-symptoms.html.

“Dangers - Learn What Dangers Pioneers Faced on Their Oregon Trail Journey.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://oregontrailcenter.org/dangers.

“Death and Danger on the Emigrant Trails (U.S. National Park Service).” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/death-on-trails.htm.

“Frontier Healing | Encyclopedia.Com.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/frontier-healing.

The University of Sydney. “Hissstory: How the Science of Snake Bite Treatments Has Changed.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/02/07/hissstory--how-the-science-of-snake-bite-treatments-has-changed.html.

OCTA. “Life and Death on the Oregon Trail.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://octa-trails.org/articles/life-and-death-on-the-oregon-trail/.

Nemec, Bethany. “Doctors and Diseases on the Oregon Trail – End of the Oregon Trail.” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://historicoregoncity.org/2019/04/02/doctors-and-diseases-on-the-oregon-trail/.

Oregon Trail Wiki. “Oregon Trail (Computer Game).” Accessed March 14, 2022. https://oregontrail.fandom.com/wiki/Oregon_Trail_(computer_game).

APHL Blog. “The Diseases of The Oregon Trail,” February 7, 2012. https://www.aphlblog.org/the-diseases-of-the-oregon-trail/.

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