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History: History of Disease


Using the Catalog

You should be able to find at least one book on the history of your disease. Use the Classic Catalog, the link UNDER the big search box on the Library's main website. You can search for general histories of infectious diseases as well as your specific disease. Try the following

  • Click on the subject button and put in the words communicable diseases -- history
  • Click on the subject button and put in the words communicable​ diseases (not history this time) and then limit (look to the top of the screen) by clicking on modify search and in the box labeled subject put in the word history
  • Click on the subject button and put in the words [your disease] -- history. For example measles--history
  • For general medical descriptions, Medicine--Handbooks, manuals, etc and Medicine--dictionaries. You can limit by date for older materials.

Bibliographies and Secondary Articles

See also the Subject Guide to Public Health. Many of the sources there are contemporary/modern, but may have some historical content, especially for secondary sources.

Magazines and Newspapers

Academic Journals

Government Documents

Primary Sources

Miami Only Databases

See also the Primary Sources Subject Guide for a fuller listing of sources

Digital Collections

Your Librarian

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Jenny Presnell

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 10- 11:15 254 Upham, History Department
Wednesdays 11:30-12:45 114 Harrison Hall, Political Science Building
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