Historical Perspectives On Contemporary Issues
Sickness and the City
A forum held at the New York Academy of Medicine on October 24, 2018, and continued online here.
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Some archival materials related to this topic include:
Yellow fever vaccine boxes, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thoughts on the subject of a health-establishment for the city of Philadelphia, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Benjamin Rush letter to Samuel Meredith, Philadelphia, Pa., 1801, Huntington Library
Select pamphlets respecting the yellow fever (1799), New York Academy of Medicine
Chagas Disease: Proceedings, Pan American Health Organization (1977), New York Academy of Medicine
Fever: an elegiac poem dedicated to the citizens of Philadelphia, by a citizen (1799), University of Toronto Libraries
John C. Bugher Papers, Rockefeller Archive Center
Baruch S. Blumberg Papers, American Philosophical Society Library
Related publications from our speakers:
Ship of Death: The Voyage that Changed the Atlantic World, by Billy G. Smith; Yale, 2013.
Mapping Ethnicity in Early National Philadelphia
A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic, edited by J. Worth Estes and Billy G. Smith; Science History, 2013.
Integrating Evidence, Models and Maps to Enhance Chagas Disease Vector Surveillance
Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) as Vectors of Trypanosoma Cruzi
Urbanization, Land Tenure Security, and Vector-borne Chagas Disease
The Effects of City Streets on an Urban Disease Vector
See also recent work from our fellows:
Epidemic Preparedness in the Age of Chronic Illness: Public Health and Welfare Politics in the United States, 1965-2000, George Aumoithe
Unspeakable Loss, Distempered Awakenings: North America's Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735-1765, Nicholas Bonneau