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Cora and Webb Mading Collection

The Cora and Webb Mading Collection focuses on public health and contains over 1,500 books and pamphlets on urban sanitation in the United States and communicable diseases. Two important aspects of the collection are the large number of early twentieth century city and state health department reports and the nineteenth century pamphlets on specific contagious diseases.

Some of the titles in this collection

A Case of Typhus of Ship Fever, 1848. Ingalls, Wm., M.D., Fellow of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire Medical Societies; formerly Professor of Anatomy, Surgery and Physiology in Brown University.
The conquest of cholera: America’s greatest scourge. Chambers, John Sharpe. New York: Macmillan Co., 1938.
History of the Epidemic Yellow Fever at New Orleans, La., in 1853. Fenner, E.D., M.D., one of the visiting physicians to the New Orleans Charity Hospital; President of the Louisiana State Medical Society; member of the Physico-medical Society of New Orleans; Member of the American Medical Association, etc., etc., etc.
The modern milk problem in sanitation, economics, and agriculture. MacNutt, J. Scott (Joseph Scott). New York: The Macmillan Co., 1917.
New York State Department of Health Extract from the Thirty-first Annual Report, 1910: Public Health Work and the Welfare of the State. Porter, Eugene, M.A., M.D., Commissioner.
Prevention of Yellow Fever. Commercial Relations with Brazil, as affected by Quarantine Regulations, 1885. Holt, Joseph, M.D., President Board of Health, State of Louisiana.
Proceedings “Plague Conference” of Health Officers of the Southern States and Minutes of First Session of the “Southern Health Congress”, 1912. Louisiana State Board of Health.
Public health reports and papers: presented at the meetings of the American Public Health Association. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co., v. 4, 1877-1878,
Study in hookworm infestation in Jones County, Mississippi, 1924. Howard, H.H., M.D., Director for the West Indies, International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation.
A Treatise on Malignant Fever; with an attempt to Prove its Non-contagious Nature, 1804. Ffirth, Stubbins, S.H.S.M.P., a native of Salem, New Jersey, House Surgeon of the Philadelphia Dispensary.