Epidemiology and Infection journal backfiles are now freely available online in the PubMed Central archive. This journal runs from 1901 to 1996 (up to 1986 it was titled The Journal of Hygiene). The Wellcome Trust worked in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to digitise this journal back-run as part of a series of journals recently made available online, including the British Medical Journal, Medical History and many more. All of these titles are mirrored to UK PubMed Central.
Epidemiology and Infection contains classic research articles including the 1902 paper “Recent Researches concerning the Etiology, Propagation, and Prevention of Yellow Fever, by the United States Army Commission” by Walter Reed proving that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes; the 1928 paper “Bacteriological and Clinical Study of One Hundred Cases of Scarlet Fever” by Gunn and Griffith demonstrating the significance of pneumococcal types; and a series of reports on plague investigations in early 20th century India including the 1907 report The diagnosis of natural rat plague.