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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.

Historical Anatomies on the Web

Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the National Library of Medicine's collection. The project offers selected images from the library's collection with an emphasis on images rather than texts. Atlases and images are selected primarily for their historical and artistic significance, with priority placed upon the earliest and/or the best edition of a work in the library's possession.

Updated 7/10/19