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Historical Methodology


History of Medicine

This is a guide to different sources available through Boston College relating to various methodological studies of history including cultural, history of medicine, etc.

Approaching the History of Medicine by Source

    Digital Images and Manuscripts

    AIDS/HIV in History

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS if not treated. The CDC provides a description and recommendations for prevention on their website.

    Cholera in History

    Cholera is caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. For more information, check out the CDC's website.

    Tuberculosis in History

    Typhus in History

    The Plague (Black Death)

    The Latin name for bacteria associated with the Black Death is bacterium Yersinia pestis. The CDC provides a description of what The Plague is on their website.