• History,  Research

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence

    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,…