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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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Papers of John Barnard Swett Jackson, 1823-1879 (inclusive)
Jackson, J. B. S. (John Barnard Swett), 1806-1879, creator
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[Notes on yellow fever, ca.1841. GA 42.20 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.] 
Countway Medicine

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Jackson, J. B. S. (John Barnard Swett) , 1806-1879 ;  Holmes, Oliver Wendell , 1809-1894 ;  Anatomy, Pathological ;  Yellow fever

Medical Education and Practice

Yellow Fever

Tropical Disease

Contains Jackson's correspondence, 1828-1873, with his family, and a few letters, 1853-1879, from Oliver Wendell Holmes; notes, ca.1835-1841, on yellow fever; and correspondence, notes, and clippings, 1837-1852, pertaining to Jackson's cases. Also includes bills, 1823-1850, tickets to lectures when he was a student, and resolution issued upon his death.

Jackson (Harvard, M.D. 1829) was professor of pathological anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1847 to 1854, Shattuck Professor of Morbid Anatomy from 1854 to 1879, served as dean from 1853 to 1855, and was also curator of the Warren Anatomical Museum. He studied gross pathological anatomy of diseased organs.

Papers of John Barnard Swett Jackson, 1823-1879 (inclusive). GA 42.20. Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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