How the White House Killed Two Presidents

By : SciShow - 4 months ago
Working in the White House in the 1840s may have been more hazardous than we thought.

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Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Henry_Harrison_daguerreotype_edit.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Death_of_Harrison,_April_4_A.D._1841.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harrison_inauguration.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BloodlettingPhoto.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salmonella_enterica_serovar_typhimurium_01.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ForskeligeVeje_ad_hvilkenBroen_kan_inficeres_medTyfusbaciller.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White_House_1846.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Polk_restored.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zachary_Taylor_restored_and_cropped.png

How the White House Killed Two Presidents