In case you missed it, last week we were proud to host five posts from Tom Ewing’s Data in Social Context class at Virginia Tech. Each post was written by a group of students who selected and researched a topic centered on tuberculosis and public health data in the United States around the beginning of the twentieth century. The data they used came from the Medical Heritage Library collections and we were privileged to talk to the students via Skype and be able to work with them on their drafts.
The posts are collected here for ease of reference — we highly recommend all of them!
- “Phthisiophobia”: The Tuberculosis Clinic in New York City and Popular Anxieties about Public Health Dangers: Allyson Manhart, Andrew Pregnall, and Harshitha Narayanan
- The Experiments of Dr. Robert Koch: A Reconsideration of the Scientific Method for Evaluating Treatments for Tuberculosis: Christian Averill, Robbie D’Amato, Nathan Gibson, and Jonathan Silbaugh
- Tuberculosis in Boston: The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors: Brian Yuhas, Claire Ko, Emma Rhodes
- Tuberculosis in California: A Statistical Analysis From 1880-1910: Jack Fleisher, Jae Ha, Joey Hammel
- The Impact of Tuberculosis on Adults as Measured by Philadelphia’s Vital Statistics: E. Thomas Ewing and Nicholas Bolin