Before Ebola

The U.S. Government's Role in Controlling Contagious Disease

March 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015 | Robert W. Woodruff Library, Level 2

""This exhibit will help us emphasize the variety of primary evidence resources the library has," says Elizabeth McBride, a social sciences librarian who co-curated the exhibit with Chris Palazzolo, head of collection management and adjunct professor in the political science department."

<p>The Ebola cases in the U.S. have sparked an exhibit, based on the government documents collection--occupying two-and-a-half miles of shelf space--at the&amp;#160;Robert W. Woodruff Library&amp;#160;at Emory University, that examines the impact of epidemics and the U.S. government&amp;#8217;s response to them throughout American history.</p> <p>"Before Ebola: The U.S. Government&amp;#8217;s Role in Controlling Contagious Disease," drawing from primary evidence, explores smallpox and yellow fever; the 1918 &amp;#160;influenza pandemic; venereal disease, including the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and the outbreak among World War I military recruits; and the HIV/AIDS crisis.</p>

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