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The Marshall Nirenberg Papers

The latest addition to National Library of Medicine (NLM) Profiles in Science series (first reviewed in the September 25, 1998 Scout Report) is the papers of Marshall Nirenberg. In 1968, Nirenberg and two others shared the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of the genetic code. This online collection is only a sample of the full Marshall Nirenberg Papers, but it does offer a fair amount of...

https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/spotlight/jj/
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....
The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

The easy availability of insulin in the modern-day eases the everyday lives of millions of people living with diabetes around the world, and the events surrounding the discovery of insulin serve as the main focus for this Web site. Drawing heavily on the papers of Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best (two of the persons responsible for discovering insulin) housed at the University of...

https://search.library.utoronto.ca/details?7386075
The Changing Face of Medicine

The Changing Face of Medicine is a new exhibit at the National Library of Medicine that explores "the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine." The online version of the exhibit is quite extensive, and includes a resources section with downloadable lesson plans, a lengthy list of suggested reading, and a students' guide to a career in medicine. There are four...

https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/
Dream Anatomy

For centuries, artists and physicians have rendered the human body and its anatomy in a myriad of ways, and with the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, the number of anatomical drawings and their like multiplied. Drawing on the collections contained within the National Library of Medicine, this revealing digital exhibit explores some of the ways in which human anatomy has been...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/dreamanatomy/index.html
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Every Necessary Care & Attention

George Washington wore many hats during his lifetime (president, surveyor, and businessman, among others) and he was also particularly keen on taking care of his estate and family. He was intently interested in health and medicine, an interest explored by this exhibit from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The site offers a good introduction via the Explore tab, after which visitors can...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/georgewashington/index.ht...
Digital Stories: Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection, a free museum in London, "explores the connections between medicine, life, and art in the past, present and future." This site brings the curiosities and complexities of the Wellcome to life for web users. Readers may like to begin by selecting the Mindcraft exhibit, where they will explore "a century of madness, murder and mental healing" centered on the influence of...

https://wellcomecollection.org/pages/YA64vRMAACAAgRjZ
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The Art and Science of Healing

What role did the belief in religion and magic play in ancient medicine? How have medical instruments changed throughout time? What role did medicine play in Renaissance art? The Kelsey Museum of Archeology and the University of Michigan Library recently put together this website that traces the history of medicine in Europe and the Middle East, from Ancient Greece and Rome through the...

https://exhibitions.kelsey.lsa.umich.edu/art-science-healing...