The ERC-funded project Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives is pleased to announce the launch of its database for researchers. The database contains a list of over 3000 references, gathered together by researchers on the project. The majority of these are primary sources, with a small selection of secondary sources which provide historical context, from seven of the thematic strands explored by the project:

  • Finance and Speculation
  • Diseases of Professions and Occupations
  • Addiction
  • Climate and Health
  • Education and Overpressure
  • Nervous Diseases
  • Technology and New Inventions.

Primary sources range from newspaper and journal articles to printed books, from across the long nineteenth century.

The entries will be helpful for research ranging across nineteenth-century medicine, science and culture. The database can be accessed online or downloaded for full functionality at the following link: https://diseasesofmodernlife.web.ox.ac.uk/database