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View Resource 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
View Resource 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/VV/
View Resource American Social Hygiene Posters, 1910 - 1970

This fascinating collection of social hygiene posters (designed to inculcate certain social practices regarding hygiene, friendship, prostitution, and mental health) is culled from the fine holdings of the Social Welfare History Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Interestingly enough, the Archives were established in 1964 by the historian Clarke Chambers, who in his own work on...

https://www.lib.umn.edu/swha/
View Resource Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: The History of Public Health

This Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) course about the history of public health is offered free to the Internet public through the JHSPH OpenCourseWare program. The course (taught by Graham Mooney during the spring semester of 2005) examines "the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective." The site provides a brief description of the course, a...

http://ocw.jhsph.edu/index.cfm/go/viewCourse/course/HistoryP...
View Resource BBC: National Health Service

The Nation Health Service (NHS) was launched in 1948 with the proud expectation that it would make the UK the "envy of the world." On this site, visitors can follow the history of the NHS from the early planning stages through to its fully fledged "but sometimes problematic service." The site provides programs, documents, and images covering the birth of the National Health Service. Programs...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/nhs/
View Resource Sophia Smith Collection: Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project

Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project includes accounts of individuals throughout the world who have made valued contributions to the field. The materials here are part of the Women's History Archives at Smith College and the series includes the voices and perspectives of advocates, communication specialists, lawyers,...

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View Resource The Public Health Film Goes To War

When the United States needed to teach soldiers and others about public health matters, who did they turn to? The United States Army Pictorial Service, of course. The National Library of Medicine has digitized 18 of these most intriguing items for consideration by researchers as well as the general public. These short films cover women's health, physical fitness, syphilis prevention, as well as...

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