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Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
Created by the Harvard University Library, this collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide. It is organized around significant “episodes” of contagious disease from world history including Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic of 1793, London's Great Plague of 1665, and others. The site provides digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula, and manuscripts totaling over 500,000 pages.

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online

This site contains Darwin’s complete publications (including all editions of the Origin of Species), 20,000 private papers, an extensive bibliography and manuscript catalog, and hundreds of supplementary works including biographies, obituaries, reviews, and more.

Updated 7/11/19