Newspapers document a wide range of social, political, and cultural events, and the North Carolina collection is no exception. Among the 23,483 images currently digitized can be found many topics related to medicine and the history of health. For example, a search on malaria yields 438 items; cancer, 295 items; consumption, 1283 items; syphilis, 119 items; mesmerism, 15 items; and headache, 943 items.
The project was funded by an LSTA grant provided by the State Library of North Carolina, and provides a valuable historical resource for the state.
Note: The newspaper pictured above is the Wilmington Gazette, from November 6, 1800.