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  • Baumgartner, Leona, “One Hundred Years of Health: New York City, 1866-1966,” Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 6, June 1969, pp. 555 -586.


  • City Inspector’s Office, Annual Report of the City Inspector’ Office, New York, 1851; 1852; 1854; 1855.


  • Duffy, John, A History of Public Health in New York City, New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 1968-[74] Vol. 1, 1625-1866; Vol. 2 1866-1966.


  • Garrett, Laurie, Betrayal of Trust: the Collapse of Global Public Health, New York: Hyperion, 2000.


  • Harrington, Virginia Draper, “Yellow fever in the United States from 1790 to 1830,” or “The Great American Pestilence,” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Columbia University, 1925.


  • Joseph, Stephen C., Dragon Within the Gates: the Once and Future AIDs Epidemic, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1992.


  • Koeppel, Gerard T., Water for Gotham: A History, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.


  • Leavitt, Judith Walzer, “‘Be Safe. BeSure.’ New York City’s Experience with Epidemic Smallpox,” in Rosner,David, ed., Hives of Sickness; Public Health and Epidemics in New York City, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, 1995.


  • Leavitt, Judith Walzer, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health, Boston, Beacon Press, 1996.


  • Markel, Howard, Quarantine: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892, Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.


  • Miller, Benjamin, Fat of the Land: The Garbage of New York – The Last Two Hundred Years, New York: Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2000.


  • New York Board of Health, Annual Report of the Board of Health of the Health Department of the City of New York, New York : New York Printing Co. 1878, 1888, 1901-06, 1908, 1909, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1931, 1937.


  • New York City Department of Health, Annual Report, Reaching Communities 1866 to 2000, New York, New York, 2000.


  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Protecting Public Health in New York City: 200 Years of Leadership, New York, 2005.


  • Rosenberg, Charles, The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866, Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press,1962, 1987.


  • Roueche, Berton, The Medical Detectives, New York: Dutton, 1984.


  • Sullivan, Robert, Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2004.