Image of a victim of the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic, 1793
Newspaper article identifying Irish immigration and domestic worker Mary Mallon as carrier of New York typhoid epidemic, 1909
Aztecs dying of smallpox. From The Florentine Codex.
Leg with elephantiasis, amputated from Buffalo, New York resident, 1894.
Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846). Waterhouse played a key role in bringing the smallpox vaccination to the United States. He was also a doctor, naturalist, and writer.
Sign warning U.S. soldiers of dangers of venereal disease, Camp Amirabad, Iran, 1943.