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August 23, 2019

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When the Public Feared That Library Books Could Spread Deadly Diseases | History

Smithsonian
On September 12, 1895, a Nebraskan named Jessie Allan died of tuberculosis. Such deaths were a common occurrence at the turn of the 20th century, but Allan’s case of “consumption” reportedly came from an unusual source. She was a librarian at the Omaha Public Library, and thanks to a common......

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