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American History Sweatshop Exhibition
- A pictorial tour of sweatshops from 1820 to the present. From the National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution.
Buchan's Domestic Medicine
- An on-line transcription of William Buchan's 1785 home medical guide for the treatment and prevention of disease in the 18th century
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
- Official publication of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine. Sample issue and table of contents only. Full text requires subscription to Project Muse.
CDC Public Health Image Library - PHIL
- A collection of still images, image sets, and multimedia files related to public health.
Clendening History of Medicine Library: Nightingale Letters
- Exhibition of photographs and letters of Florence Nightingale pertaining to the history of nursing
- Includes e-texts of the three publications about smallpox vaccination.
Germ Theory Calendar
- A time line of all speculation on and experiments pertaining to the germ theory of disease beginning in 50 BC and going to 1900
Images From the History of the Public Health Service
- An online version of Images from the History of the Public Health Service; A Photographic Exhibit by Ramunas Kondratas, Ph.D. printed in 1994 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Health Service.
In Memory of James Beattie Morison M.D.
- In 1961 Dr. James Morison wrote an important paper on why people smoke: "Smoking Habits of Winnipeg School Children". He also wrote on nursing homes and public health.
In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS
- Recordings and transcripts of oral histories about the discovery and early investigations of this mysterious and devastating disease.
John Snow and Cholera
- The life and times of Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), with multimedia pages including the complete text of On the Communication of Cholera. Created by the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health.
Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe
- A hypertext archive of narratives and government records of Italian epidemics in the 14th century
The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts
- Includes exhibit information and photographs about public health in Massachusetts.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Historical highlights.
Walter Reed Yellow Fever Papers at U. Va.
- Personal and professional letters and documents written and received by Reed and his associates during their successful effort to prove the mosquito transmission of yellow fever
World Health Organization Historical Collection
- Archives of manuscripts, images, and other materials on epidemics of past centuries and recent times, international health organizations, history of public health systems in various countries, and other topics related to WHO's mission.
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