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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.

Online Resources

The following online resources are related to, or are directly contributed by, Harvard University. Unless noted otherwise, this content is freely accessible and available to all. 

Digitized Rare Books Available In Full Text | Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library, a collaborative digitization and discovery organization committed to providing open access resources in the history of healthcare and the health sciences, has curated a number of full text resources pertaining to vaccination, including materials that reflect both pro- and anti-vaccination viewpoints. These sources, organized chronologically, are available in full text for free. They trace the history of vaccination from the 18th century through the 1920s. Visit: Shelves: History of Vaccination

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