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.
Dr. Tom Ewing, Professor of History at Virginia Tech offers a comparison of health recommendations during the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918 and today.
Of the information about Ebola on the web, what will remain one, ten, or even fifty years from now? This content is at high risk for loss.
Those who preserved the newspapers of 1918 served modern researchers well, today NLM preserves web content on epidemics and other health topics for the benefit of future historical research.
This roughly-printed small pamphlet documents a big catastrophe: an outbreak of bubonic plague in British Colonial India in 1897.