New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 23rd, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present edited by George Childs Kohn, 3rd ed., Fccts On File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 614.4 K82

Recall the Clark House email encouraging us to be extra good about hand-washing/sanitizing, and to consider using a fist-bump greeting during cold & flu season?

Perhaps this new reference book is all the inspiration we need!

Check out entries on: Bubonic Plague, Conjunctivitis, and/or the French Influenza Epidemic of 1740.  The back of this volume contains a geographical list of sickness & disease as well as a timetable of plague and pestilence.

Helpful for:  Humanities, History, Health Research

Image above: Policemen in Seattle Wearing Masks Made by the Red Cross, During the Influenza Epidemic. Photograph. December 1918. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. Regional History from the NationalArchives. National Archives and Records Administration. 17 Jan. 2009.<http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/records-list.html>.

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