"Cholera in Newark, New Jersey,"
Stuart Galishoff. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 25(4), October 1970, 438-448. Reprinted in Newark: The Nation's Unhealthiest City, 1832-1895. New Brunswick, N.J., 1988, pp.49-62. Medical and social responses to the cholera outbreaks in Newark in 1832, 1849, and 1854. Available?
"History of the 'Cholera' Epidemic as it Appeared
in the City of Newark, N.J., From June to Oct., 1849,"
J. Henry Clark. New York Journal of Medicine 4, 1850, 211-223
Poliomyelitis: Newark 1916: The Grip of Terror. Sandra W. Moss. [n.p.] Xlibris, 2016. Available?
Screen the Baby, Swat the Fly : Polio in the Northeastern United States, 1916. Rutgers-restricted access
Naomi Rogers. Thesis (Ph. D.). University of Pennsylvania, 1986. Case study of the 1916 polio epidemic in New York, Philadelphia and Newark. Focus on social issues. Available?
"Newark and the Great Polio Epidemic of 1916,"
Stuart Galishoff. New Jersey History 94(2-3), Summer/Autumn 1976, 101-111. While New York and New Jersey were the hardest hit by the 1916 polio epidemic, the incidence rate in Newark was nearly twice that for New York City with 1422 cases and 376 deaths reported. Newark was also the first city to adopt a comprehensive plan to aid paralyzed polio victims. Available?
"Poliomyelitis, Some Features in City Prevalence,"
Charles V. Craster. Journal of the American Medical Association 68(21), May 26, 1917, 1535-1539. Craster was the Newark health officer who declared on July 14, 1916 that Newark had a polio epidemic. Available?
"Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis); The Recent Epidemic in Newark, N.J.,"
C.H. Lavinder Public Health Reports December 8, 1916, 3351-3355. Primarily tables and graphs, including reported cases and deaths by ward.
I Am the Baby Killer!
Illustration from the Newark Evening News.
"Newark and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918,"
Stuart Galishoff. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 43, 1969, 246-58. Between September and November 1918, Newark recorded 29,320 cases of influenza and pneumonia with a resulting 2183 deaths. The city's response to the crisis. Rutgers-restricted Access
Playing Politics with Disease: Newark's Imperious Mayor During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Jennifer E. Harmsen. Thesis (M.A.), Rutgers University Newark/New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2015. " While the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey acted swiftly to the pandemic by issuing mandatory closings of all public gathering places, the municipality of Newark, under the leadership of Mayor Charles P. Gillen, chose not to adhere entirely to the quarantines. Of the 29,000 Newarkers who were stricken with the flu, 2,800 people died within three months...Over ten percent of the deaths from influenza in the state of New Jersey occurred in Newark. While no one could have predicted where the greatest numbers of deaths would take place, Gillen’s political handling of the influenza crisis in Newark is reminiscent of how much one person could impact the health care of a city and calls into question whether some of the causalities from influenza in Newark could have been prevented."
"Newark and Influenza, 1918"
Health Bulletin. February 1919.
"Care of Influenza Patients Cost the City About $30,000,"
Newark Evening News December 20, 1918, p.6
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