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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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General Materials

Listed below are links to introductory materials describing the general themes represented in the Contagion collection.

Colonialism and International Medicine
Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics
Domestic Medicine
Germ Theory
Humoral Theory
International Sanitary Conferences
Medical Geography
Public Health

These subjects and many others also appear on the Browse Topics page, and serve as useful terms for Full Text searching on the Search/Browse page.

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