Delta Omega Archives include important texts, which have been deemed public health classics by the national council. They are generally out of print, or not widely available in libraries. Delta Omega has sponsored the reprinting of many of these texts on a limited basis. We have made these materials available to the public in an effort to preserve the historical record and founding ideals of the society.


Fifth Annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics roundtable discussion on prematurity. 1936. Introduction by Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD, University of South Florida College of Public Health. (Supplement: Excerpt from 1919 article by Arvo Ylppö)

The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, 1843, by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain, 1842, by Edwin Chadwick

State of Public Health Work by Charles V. Chapin, M.D., 1915

State of Public Health Work by Charles V. Chapin, M.D., 1915

Observations made during the Epidemic of Measles on the Faroe Islands in the Year 1846,
Peter Ludwig Panum, 1940

The Aetiology of Tuberculosis, Robert Koch, 1882
Introduction by: Rotrease Regan-Yates, MPH and Donald Morisky, ScD, MSPH, ScM

Report Of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts 1850, Lemuel Shattuck, 1850
Introduction by:Larry J. Gordon, MS, MPH

On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, John Snow, MD, 1836
Introduction by: Ralph R. Frerichs, DVM, DrPH

An Essay Concerning the Cause of the Endemial Colic of Devonshire, George Baker, 1767

The People’s Misery: Mother of Diseases, Johann Peter Frank, 1790

Notes on Nursing, Florence Nightengale, 1860

Typhoid Fever, William Budd, MD, 1874

The Mosquito Hypothetically Considered as an Agent in the Transmission of Yellow Fever Poison, by Carlos Juan Finlay, 1881

Summary chapters from: The Costs of Medical Care, IS Falk, C. Rufus Rorem, Martha D. Ring, 1933

Annotated Legislative History of Maternal and Child Health
Introduction by: Mary D. Peoples-Sheps, MS, DrPH, and Greg R. Alexander, RS, MPH, ScD