Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
"Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics is a digital library collection that brings a unique set of resources from Harvard's libraries to Internet users everywhere. Offering valuable insights to students of the history of medicine and to researchers seeking an historical context for current epidemiology, the collection contributes to the understanding of the global, social–history, and public–policy implications of disease. Contagion is also a unique social-history resource for students of many ages and disciplines. Created by the Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program with vital support from Arcadia, the collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized around significant 'episodes' of contagious disease"