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Vaccines: An Evolving History

Special collections, objects, and artifacts for researching the history of vaccines, including development, use, hesitancy, and confidence.

Rare Books & Articles

The following rare books relate to the history of vaccination. Unless otherwise stated, these rare books are available in print at the Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Visit the Online Resources tab for a curated list of digitized publications, available through the Medical Heritage Library. To ask a question or arrange for access, submit a request to the reference team at the Center for the History of Medicine. 

Additionally, the following Journals are related to the history of vaccination. Access varies depending on user affiliation. If you have additional questions, please submit a query through Ask Countway

Image: £30,000 for the cow-pox!!! An address (to Ld. H.P., and) to the British Parliament, on vaccination (of the greatest importance to mankind) wherein the report of the College of Physicians is completely confuted / By Ferdinand Smyth Stuart. Full text available online through the Medical Heritage Library.

19th Century -- English Language

20th Century -- English Language

20th Century -- Other Languages

Dutch

 

French

 

German

Theses

Theses are in print only, and may have additional access restrictions. Please contact Public Services to request access. 

Journals

See also: Vaccines: An Evolving History -- Beyond Harvard -- Bibliographies 

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