The National Library of Medicine is archiving web and social media documenting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as part of the Library’s ongoing Global Health Events web archive collection.
By Tannaz Motevalli, Sarah Eilers, Laura Hartman, and Erika Mills In the previous blog post “Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before
Items in this exhibition are not only examples of data or data sets; each item represents a piece of information developed from data by early American physicians, epidemiologists, authors, and others.
Mosquito control education materials from the early 20th century—from changing the landscape to chemical insecticides.
An interview with the curator of the newest exhibition at NLM, which explores how Philadelphia’s anxious residents responded to the epidemic using an uneasy blend of science and politics.
Historical medical journals provide unique perspectives on the development of expert understanding of transmission, morbidity, and impact during an epidemic.