August 13, 2020
Paul Losch, Librarian at the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, published the article Latin American Records of Past Epidemics in the UF Special Collections blog.
As the world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, public health statistics have been at the center of attention. Numbers offer one way for us to comprehend and respond to emerging threats. Not only current statistics, but also records of past outbreaks, may provide insights for dealing with today’s problems. We recently put historical statistics of past Latin American epidemics in the University of Florida Digital Collection (UFDC) for three major Latin American cities responding to COVID-19 today: Mexico City (1906-1914), Rio de Janeiro (1906-1937) and São Paulo (1908-1917).
Read the full article in the UF Special Collections Blog: https://ufsasc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/records-past-epidemics-latin-america-uflacc/