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Exploratorium: Revealing Bodies

This almost-completed Website from the Exploratorium Museum (see the February 21, 1997 Scout Report) examines the ways in which new imaging technologies have changed our perceptions of the human body. The site features live webcasts that explore "body imaging technologies, both modern and ancient;" an in-depth examination of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology, which discusses not only its...
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,...
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....
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...
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...