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History of Medicine

Getting Started

This guide is meant to be general a starting point to locating books on the history of medicine as it relates to cholera in North America, primarily within the University of Chicago Library.

Keywords & Subject Headings

Try using some of the following keywords and subject headings in the Library Catalog or by using a database to find journals and articles.

  • history
  • historical
  • cholera
  • asiatic cholera

Internet Resources

  • Cholera Online (National Library of Medicine) -
  • Hathi Trust Catalog
    Contains a significant number of works published during the 19th and early 20th centuries on the topic of cholera and available in full text
  • See information on John Snow, an important early cholera researcher (UCLA)

Resources from the University of Chicago Special Collections Resource Center


Modern Manuscript and Archival Collections

Handwritten treatise with extensive annotations, on the diagnosis and treatment of various physical and mental diseases.
The Papers document Jordan's career as a bacteriologist at the University of Chicago


Read the Book On the Mode of Communication of Cholera online at the UCLA Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health site.

Contact Information

Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Director, Humanities and Area Studies
Chemistry and Geophysical Sciences Librarian
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