Library Treasures: Map of Typhoid Fever and Malaria Deaths in D.C. (1888-1892)

Typhoid fever and malaria deaths in Washington, D.C., 1888-1892Research for new articles about typhoid fever and cholera have kept us busy in The College’s Historical Medical Library over the past week, and as usual, we stumbled across some great holdings. One that we particularly wanted to share was this map showing deaths from typhoid fever and malaria in Washington, D.C., from 1888-1892.

Click here to be taken to its page in the Gallery, where you can zoom in on the map to see how the diseases affected the city’s districts. With red dots representing deaths from typhoid, and blue representing deaths from malaria, the map documents 626 typhoid deaths and 363 from malaria over the five-year period.