Cora and Webb Mading Collection on Public Health

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RB 004

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Cora and Webb Mading Collection on Public Health


  • 1767-1988 (Publication)


172 linear feet

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The Cora and Webb Mading Collection focuses on public health and contains over 1,500 books and pamphlets on urban sanitation in the United States and communicable diseases. Two important aspects of the collection are the large number of early twentieth century city and state health department reports and the nineteenth century pamphlets on specific contagious diseases.

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Open for research. Reading Room access only.

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Materials in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Reproduction depends on condition of the item.

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Available through library catalog.

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A gift from the Cora and Webb Mading Foundation of more than 1,000 titles on sanitation and communicable diseases circa 1950.

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