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Digital Clendening (DC)

Unveiled on May 15, this site brings together and highlights the present and future digital offerings of the Clendening Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center, including Letters Written by Florence Nightingale. The collections, eight in all, are accessed via this gateway. The Nightingale exhibit contains the full text (HTML transcriptions and page images) of approximately 40 letters,...

https://www.kumc.edu/dc/
Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine

This recently announced site highlights the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) collection of Islamic medical manuscripts, "one of the three greatest in the world," with over 330 texts, including some with no other known copy in existence. The illustrated, online catalog includes essays on the featured texts accompanied by thumbnail images, physical descriptions, provenance, and additional...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/arabic/arabichome.html
Gray's Anatomy

Bartelby.com (last reviewed in the May 12, 2000 Scout Report) has placed yet another classic reference work online. This time, it's the 20th edition (1918) of Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body. At Bartleby, the classic is given a new feel, with its 1,247 illustrations ("many in color and unchanged since the first edition of 1859") rendered in multiple resolutions, and its 13,000 entries...

https://www.bartleby.com/107/
Medicine and Madison Avenue

Sponsored by the National Humanities Center, the Digital Scriptorium, and Duke University, this online exhibit examines "the complex relationship between modern medicine and modern advertising." Containing over 600 documents dating from 1913 to 1963, the collection contains different printed advertisements organized around categories such as personal and oral hygiene and household products....

https://repository.duke.edu/dc/mma
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....
Profiles in Science: The Donald Fredrickson Papers

The National Library of Medicine has recently digitized and made available the work of Donald Fredrickson (1924-2002), a notable physiologist and biomedical researcher. Visitors are encouraged to begin with the online Exhibit, which includes biographical information and short essays about Dr. Fredrickson's work, as well as a selection of digitized documents and visuals organized by subject....

https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/spotlight/ff/
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/
The Fred L. Soper Papers

The National Library of Medicine presents the Fred L. Soper Papers, a new Profiles in Science feature. The collection includes a selection of digitized documents available for use by educators and researchers. First-time visitors may wish to begin with the online exhibit -- a well-presented introduction to the scientific career and professional life of Soper, an American epidemiologist and public...

https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/spotlight/vv/
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/
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