Contagion: Further Reading
The following are a list of sources used or consulted in the making of the BackStory episode “Contagion: Responding to Infectious Disease,” broadcast in September 2012. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Mentioned on the Show:
Germ Theory by Robert Gaynes
Pox: An American History by Michael Willrich
View maps drawn up by physician John Snow in 1854 that identified the water pump responsible for an outbreak of cholera in London.
Read Benjamin Rush’s 1793 account of the yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia.
Barry, John. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. New York: Viking Adult, 2004.
Roseberg, Charles. The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
Voigt, Ellen Bryant. Kyrie: Poems. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1996.