This intriguing look into the medical practices of Europe some 600 years ago was written by Andrew Gaudio, a reference librarian in the Researcher and Reference Services Division. As the world grapples with containing the COVID-19 pandemic with a range of vaccines, each with varying rates of effectiveness, it’s worth remembering that cure-alls for deadly …
The Library invites you to contribute photographic and graphic art images to the Flickr group called “COVID-19 American Experiences.” Library curators will review submissions and select images to add to the group and to preserve in our permanent collections.
The yellow fever epidemics that struck American cities soon after the birth of the nation left a powerful mark in the historical record, especially in the papers of members of George Washington's administration.
The Library's Geography and Map Division has several 19th-century maps that show how malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases spread across the nation. Produced long before current map-making technology, they still show how diseases spread across the landscape.