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History of Medicine -- United States

View Resource 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...

View Resource 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...

View Resource Profiles in Science: The William Osler Papers

The National Library of Medicine has worked tirelessly to bring new Profiles in Science to the curious public over the past decade. This particular collection casts its gaze on William Osler, the 19th century Canadian physician who is sometimes referred to as "the father of modern medicine" for his central role in revolutionizing medical education. Borrowing on materials from Johns Hopkins...