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Pandemics, Epidemics, and Other Diseases in Louisiana

Introduction

Dysentery is a disease resulting from an infection in the intestines often caused by the bacteria Shigella. It is often found in areas with poor food sanitation, a common occurrence across developing Louisiana.

Key Catalog Terms

Listed below are some recommended catalog key terms for searching for dysentery. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.

Dysentery
Shigella

Key Subject Headings

Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for dysentery. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.

Diseases -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Dysentery--United States
Epidemics -- Louisiana

Selected Collections

LSU Libraries Special Collections holds a small amount of books and manuscript materials that directly speak to the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River Valley experience of dysentery. A few of these collections are listed below. Additional collections may be found utilizing the key terms and subject headings listed in the sections above. 

Books and other published materials

Manuscript collections

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