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Medicine -- History

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Dream Anatomy Learning Station

This Web site contains the educational materials for Dream Anatomy, a new exhibit at the National Library of Medicine. Viewable online, the exhibit offers a somewhat macabre but undeniably fascinating survey of changes in anatomical representation over the last five centuries. Recently added to the main Dream Anatomy Web site, Learning Station provides lesson plans and activities intended for...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/dreamanatomy/da_learning....
John Snow

Professor Ralph Frerichs of UCLA has created this masterful site dedicated to exploring the life and work of John Snow, an individual who is perhaps best known for determining how cholera is transmitted. Along with offering a biography of Dr. Snow, the full-text version of his seminal work, "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera" is included. Best of all, Professor Frerichs has scanned the...

http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow.html
Dittrick Medical History Center

Currently operating as an interdisciplinary study center within the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, the Dittrick Medical History Center was established as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association in 1894. First-time visitors will definitely want to begin by looking through the museum's history, and then examine the museum artifacts and galleries, which...

https://artsci.case.edu:443/dittrick/
Greek Gods: Medicine from the Gods to Galen

Along with their monumental achievements in the fields of architecture and philosophy, the Greeks bequeathed to subsequent generations many insights into the practice of medicine -- along with observations about anatomy and physiology. This online exhibit, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division, offers a brief overview of these discoveries. Before reading the...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/index.html
The James Lind Library

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh presents the James Lind Library, an online collection launched this year to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of Lind's Treatise of the Scurvy -- "one of the earliest accounts of a fair comparison of different medical treatments." The James Lind Library serves "to introduce people to the characteristics of fair tests and to illustrate how...

https://www.jameslindlibrary.org/
National Institutes of Health: History of Medicine

The collections held by the National Institutes of Health on the History of Medicine trace their roots back to the year 1818, when one Dr. Joseph Lovell (the first Surgeon General of the Army) took it upon himself to create a small collection of books, journals, and pamphlets to serve as an onsite reference collection for the Army surgeons under his direction. Currently under the direction of Dr....

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/index.html
Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Texts and Images

Cholera is a disease which can spread quickly and it has certainly presented some tremendous challenges for public health officials and experts in recent times. This fascinating online collection brings together 221 English language monographs dating from 1817 to 1900 which deal with the cholera epidemics of that period. This project was undertaken by the National Library of Medicine, and the...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/cholera/index.html
Beautiful Science: Ideas That Changed The World

Ideas that change the world can be few and far between, so it's nice to learn about this fine digital collection from The Huntington Library. Designed to complement the renovated Dibner Hall of the History of Science at the Library, this site peers into the world of astronomy, natural history, medicine, and light. After reading a brief overview about the exhibit, visitors should click on over to...

http://www.huntington.org/webassets/templates/general.aspx?i...
Images from the History of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine has a number of very nice online exhibits, and they recently created this all-encompassing image collection to give users access to almost 70,000 images taken from their History of Medicine Division. The collection includes portraits, photographs, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art works that detail and illuminate the social and historical aspects of medicine...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/index.html
Most Horrible and Shocking Murders

Murder has always been viewed as a monstrous crime, and the sensationalism that one finds in today's media regarding homicide and related dastardly deeds is not without precedent. This compelling digital collection from the National Library of Medicine brings together murder pamphlets from the 17th to 19th centuries which document a range of crimes via their approach to describing a range of...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/murderpamphlets/index.htm...
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