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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
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
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Circulating Now

Let us ask: What is circulating now? It's a general invitation and a conversation stated by the folks at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. For over 175 years, the National Library of Medicine has offered a range of historical collections to interested parties and this site offers up an impressive selection of these materials. First-time visitors should read the "Welcome to Circulating Now"...

https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/
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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

What can we learn from studying DNA and beer? This is just the type of query that inspires the people at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This online exhibit is meant to accompany a traveling exhibition and is full of information about key technological innovations that have involved the marriage between medical scholars and industrial professionals. Browsing the Learn More area, visitors...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/index.html
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The Hagstromer Medico-Historical Library

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Hagstromer Medico-Historical Library is the Introduction. Visitors are treated to a fine prologue that explains the wide benefits and importance of using historical texts to understand the history of science and medicine. After building a foundational knowledge of medical history, visitors can then explore the site's collections. There is the option to...

https://hagstromerlibrary.ki.se/