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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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The Red Cross :  a history of this remarkable international movement in the interest of humanity   / by Clara Barton.
Barton, Clara, 1821-1912, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectDigital ObjectDigital ObjectLocation
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

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Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute

Widener Library
Place of Origin
Washington, D.C
American National Red Cross
684 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.



HV568 .B2

HV B293r 1898

Film 6408 no. 1
Relief Work -- history ;  Red Cross -- history ;  Voluntary Health Agencies -- history ;  International Committee of the Red Cross. ;  Red Cross and Red Crescent ;  Barton, Clara , 1821-1912 ;  American National Red Cross. ;  American National Red Cross.

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Yellow Fever

Introduction -- The Red Cross -- Michigan forest fires -- Mississippi and Ohio River floods -- Mississippi and Louisiana cyclone -- Ohio River flood -- The Texas famine -- The Mount Vernon cyclone -- Yellow fever epidemic in Florida -- The Johnstown Flood -- The Russian famine, 1891-1892 -- The Sea Islands hurricane -- Armenia -- The Spanish-American War -- Cuba and the Cuban Campaign -- Reports. Report of Dr. A. Monae Lesser ; Report of financial secretary, Mr. C.H.H. Cottrell ; The schooner "Mary E. Morse" : distribution of ice ; Letter of Santiago Committee ; Medical report / by E.W. Egan ; Clothing department / report by Miss Annie M. Fowler -- Miscellaneous documents. The Red Cross of other nations ; To the Congress of the United States / address by Clara Barton ; To the committees on the Red Cross ; To the auxiliaries of the Red Cross and the nurses who went to the war ; Unwritten thanks ; A word of explanation ; Conclusion.

"A vivid and authoritative account of relief from suffering by war, pestilence, famine, flood, fires, and other national calamities."

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