Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Cover title of A Word to Those That Are Afflicted Very Much: A Sermon Preach'd at the Lecture in Malden, October 20th 1738, on Occasion       of the Repeated and Multiplied Deaths of Children in Many Families in Said Town by the Throat Distemper by Joseph Emerson.  Boston: Printed by J. Draper for H. Foster, in Cornhill, 1738.Cover title of A Word to Those That Are Afflicted Very Much: A Sermon Preach'd at the Lecture in Malden, October 20th 1738, on Occasion of the Repeated and Multiplied Deaths of Children in Many Families in Said Town by the Throat Distemper by Joseph Emerson. Boston: Printed by J. Draper for H. Foster, in Cornhill, 1738.

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics is a digital library collection of selected historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that contributes to the understanding of the global, social-history, and public-policy implications of diseases and offers important historical perspectives on the science and the public policy of epidemiology today.

Material from the library includes:

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics is part of Harvard's Open Collections Program, through which the University offers online access to resources from Harvard's libraries to benefit students and teachers around the world. The goal is to create a new model for digital collections that will benefit the Harvard community and the general public alike.