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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

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

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

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Lloyd E. Hawes collection of autographed letters, 1791-1967 (inclusive)
Hawes, Lloyd E., 1912-, collector.
Becquerel, (Antoine César), M, 1788-1878
Becquerel, Ed., 1820-1891
Crookes, William, 1832-1919
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934
Curie, Pierre, 1859-1906
Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910
Pasteur, Louis, 1822-1895
Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923
Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986
Tyndall, John, 1820-1893
Wheatstone, Charles, Sir, 1802-1875
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[Letter from Louis Pasteur to Louis Germont, Jan. 7, 1889. H MS c1 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.] 
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Countway Medicine
3 boxes.
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Becquerel, (Antoine César) , M , 1788-1878 ;  Becquerel, Ed , 1820-1891 ;  Crookes, William , 1832-1919 ;  Curie, Marie , 1867-1934 ;  Curie, Pierre , 1859-1906 ;  Faraday, Michael , 1791-1867 ;  Germont, Louis ;  Kelvin, William Thomson , Baron , 1824-1907 ;  Nightingale, Florence , 1820-1910 ;  Pasteur, Louis , 1822-1895 ;  Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad , 1845-1923 ;  Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke) , 1898- ;  Tyndall, John , 1820-1893 ;  Wheatstone, Charles , Sir , 1802-1875 ;  Collectors and collecting

Medical Education and Practice

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Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

Consists of autographed letters, mostly from eminent 19th century scientists, which were collected by Lloyd E. Hawes. The largest number of letters from a single writer is the 41 letters by Florence Nightingale. Dated 1856-1897, they mainly concern the health of Nightingale's brother-in-law though an 1856 letter from the Crimea, with information about conditions during the war there, is also included. Among other individuals represented in the collection are: Antoine César Becquerel, Edmond Becquerel, Sir William Crookes, Marie and Pierre Curie, Michael Faraday, William Thomson Kelvin, Louis Pasteur, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, John Tyndall, Charles Wheatstone, and Helen Brooke Taussig.

Lloyd E. Hawes collection of autographed letters, 1791-1967 (inclusive). H MS c1. Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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