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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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Solomon M. Hyams Collection

The full Solomon M. Hyams Collection of Medical Judaica is located at the Countway Library. Included in this collection, noted below, is a manuscript volume which contains an assemblage of medical treatises, by Johannes Afflaticus, Isaac Judaeus (work translated by Constantinus Africanus), Bartholomaeus, Otho Cremonensis, Giraldus of Montpellier, Urso, and others, as well as anonymous excerpts and recipes. This volume, which is thought to have been compiled by a German medical student, contains texts that are believed to have originated from the universities of Montpellier and Salerno. Pages 1-62 were written at the beginning of the 13th century; pages 63–164 written at mid-century. It is bound in original blind-tooled white deerskin over wood boards, with missing clasps.