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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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Collection Contributors

Harvard University Library

Open Collections Program

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Harvard University Library

Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library

Robert Darnton

Open Collections Program

Co-Directors of the Open Collections Program

Barbara Graham, Associate Director of the University Library for Administration and Programs

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Harvard University Archivist

Executive Committee

Robert Darnton (chair), Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library

Sidney Verba (chair emeritus), Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library (Emeritus)

Nancy M. Cline, Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College

Dale P. Flecker, Associate Director of the University Library for Systems and Planning

Barbara Graham, Associate Director of the University Library for Administration and Programs and Co-Director of the Open Collections Program

Dan C. Hazen, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development

Susan Lee, Senior Advisor to the Librarian of Harvard College

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the University Library and the College Library

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Harvard University Archivist and Co-Director of the Open Collections Program

Stephen Chapman, Open Collections Program Manager

Faculty Committee

Allan Brandt, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science—Harvard Medical School

Katharine Park, Samuel Zemurray, Jr., and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science—Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Charles Rosenberg, Professor of the History of Science and Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences—Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Barbara Gutman Rosenkrantz, Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus—Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Content Committee

Dan Hazen (co-chair), Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff (co-chair), Co-Director of the Open Collections Program and Harvard University Archivist

Barbara Graham, Co-Director of the Open Collections Program and Associate Director of the University Library for Administration and Programs

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the University Library and the College Library

Stephen Chapman, Open Collections Program Manager

Contributing Repositories

Andover–Harvard Theological Library—Harvard Divinity School

Baker Library/Knowledge and Library Services—Harvard Business School

Center for the History of Medicine/Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine—Harvard Medical School

Government Documents/Microforms Collections/Social Sciences Program—Harvard College Library

Harvard Law School Library

Harvard Map Collection/Social Sciences Program—Harvard College Library

Harvard University Archives—Harvard University Library

Harvard–Yenching Library—Harvard College Library

Houghton Library—Harvard College Library

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America—Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Contributing Curators

Kathryn Bowers, Collections Services Archivist, Harvard University Archives

David Cobb, Curator of Maps and Head of Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Map Collection/Social Sciences Program

Jack Eckert, Reference Librarian, Center for the History of Medicine/Countway Library of Medicine

Anne Engelhart, Head, Collection Services, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

David Ferris, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Harvard Law School Library

Katherine Fox, Associate Director, Public Services, Baker Library/Knowledge and Library Services

Diane Geraci, Librarian for the Social Sciences, Government Documents/Microforms Collections/Social Sciences Program

Thomas Horrocks, Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Collections

Sarah Hutcheon, Reference Librarian, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Kathryn Jacob, Johanna-Maria Fraenkel Curator of Manuscripts, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Lynda Leahy, Reference Librarian, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Laura Linard, Director, Historical Collections, Baker Library/Knowledge and Library Services

Ma Xiao-He, Librarian for the Chinese Collection, Harvard–Yenching Library

Lucretia McClure, Special Assistant to the Library Director, Center for the History of Medicine/Countway Library of Medicine

Barbara Meloni, Public Services Archivist, Harvard University Archives

Leslie A. Morris, Curator, Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library

Frances O’Donnell, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives, Andover–Harvard Theological Library

Susan Pyzynski, Associate Librarian for Technical Services, Houghton Library

Bridget Reischer, Bibliographer for Western European and International Law, Harvard Law School Library

Alison Scott, Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library

Joan Thomas, Rare Books Cataloger, Center for the History of Medicine/Countway Library of Medicine

Clifford Wunderlich, Head of Public Services, Andover–Harvard Theological Library

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Project Working Team

Dan Hazen (chair), Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development

Fred Burchsted, Research Librarian, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library—Harvard College Library

David Cobb, Curator of Maps and Head of the Harvard Map Collection/Social Sciences Program—Harvard College Library

Barbara Graham, Co-Director of the Open Collections Program and Associate Director of the University Library for Administration and Programs

Thomas Horrocks, Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Collections—Harvard College Library

Michael Leach, Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library—Harvard College Library

Christopher Lubicz-Nawrocki, Collection Development Specialist, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Co-Director of the Open Collections Program and Harvard University Archivist

Joan Thomas, Rare Books Cataloger, Center for the History of Medicine/Countway Library of Medicine—Harvard Medical School

Christine Wenc, Collection Development Specialist, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

Christine Madsen, Open Collections Program Project Manager (former)—Harvard University Library

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Production Working Group

Todd Bachmann, Associate Head, Imaging Services/Preservation and Imaging Department—Harvard College Library

Stephen Chapman, Open Collections Program Manager—Harvard University Library

Bill Comstock, Head, Imaging Services/Preservation and Imaging Department—Harvard College Library

Sarah Gray Ngaothong, Cataloging/Metadata Team Manager, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

Maggie Hale, HCL Librarian for Collections Digitization/Preservation and Imaging Department—Harvard College Library

Mary Harrington, Project Cataloger, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

Christine Madsen, Open Collections Program Project Manager (former)—Harvard University Library

Carmen Mitchell, Digital Processing Assistant, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

David Remington, Head Photographer, Digital Imaging and Photography Group/Preservation and Imaging Department—Harvard University Library

Ruth Tucker, Project Cataloger, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

Sarah Wharton, Digital Processing Supervisor, Open Collections Program—Harvard University Library

Web Site Concept and Design

Peter Kosewski, Director, Publications and Communications, Harvard University Library

Robert Levers/Levers Advertising and Design

Web Site Team

Catherine Blatz
Stephen Chapman
Aristos Koyanis

Editorial Services

Catherine Blatz
Peter Kosewski
Laurie Maranian

Page Delivery Service

Spencer McEwen
Randy Stern

Virtual Collections Service

Randy Stern
Michael Vandermillen

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Graphic Diagnosis Chart from 20th Century Family Physician: A Popular Guide for the Household Management of Disease, Giving the History, Cause, Means of Prevention and Symptoms of All Diseases of Men, Women and Children and the Most Approved Methods of Treatment, with Plain Instructions for the Care of the Sick: Full and Accurate Directions for Treating Wounds, Injuries, Poisoning, etc.: Also Giving a Concise Account of the Structure and Functions of the Human Body, Hygiene and Rules of Health. Chicago: Thompson, c 1907. Center for the History of Medicine/Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine—Harvard Medical School.

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