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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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Records of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1775-1800 (inclusive)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, creator
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Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

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.05 cubic feet in 1 box.
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Boston (Mass.) ;  Cutler, Manasseh , 1742-1823 ;  Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham) , 1764-1831 ;  American Academy of Arts and Sciences. ;  Vital statistics ;  Public health -- Case studies ;  Epidemics -- Case studies ;  Smallpox -- History ;  Epidemics -- history ;  Organizational Case Studies -- history ;  Smallpox -- history

Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

Public Health, 1700-1799

Consists of papers on smallpox, fevers, sanitation, and other subjects which were read to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences by Manasseh Cutler (1742-1823), Samuel Latham Mitchill (1764-1831), and others. Additional papers include a register of deaths in Newton, Massachusetts, taken from 1763 to 1783, and observations on a similar register of vital statistics presented by Edward Wigglesworth (1732–1794) to the Academy.

Records placed on deposit in the Boston Medical Library by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1973.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was chartered by the legislature of Massachusetts in 1780 and is the second oldest learned society in the United States. Among its incorporators were James Bowdoin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. Academy publications began with the first volume of its Memoirs in 1785, and from the first the Academy collected a library, which was augmented in 1791 by the donation of James Bowdoin's private collection of over 1200 volumes. Early papers presented before the Academy reflect a particular interest in physical science and public health.

Records of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1775-1800. B MS c34. Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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  Colonial North American Project at Harvard University

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