May 28, 2022

Serials: 30 Years (1952-1982) of MMWR Digitized and Now Available Free on Web From CDC

From the Centers for Disease Control:

Issues from the first 30 years of MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)are now available to the public online as one of the collections in “CDC Stacks,” an institutional repository. As with other documents in CDC Stacks, the MMWR issues are in portable document format (PDF), and the text can be searched electronically.

In addition to the first 30 years of MMWR, CDC Stacks contains documents spanning the history of the agency, including CDC Open Access, Influenza Surveillance Reports, and CDC Guidelines and Recommendations. CDC Stacks allows users to browse journal articles by public health subjects and explore collections of documents on relevant topics. New documents are added each week. CDC Stacks is available at The MMWR collection is available at

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