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150 Years of Anesthesia 1846-1996
- Presented by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Articles discuss the impact, people involved, surgery before anesthesia and current developments in the field.
- Describes the development of early surgeons progressing from part-time barbers to skilled medical professionals. Page includes biographies of key historic figures and events that led to the creation of the Anatomy Act.
- Features topics about ancient medicine. Contains texts and illustrations.
- A research project by the English departments of the Universities of Northumbria and Sunderland on what depression was before it was called depression (1660-1800). Details of public lectures, a conference, an exhibition and publications.
ECG Library: A (Not So) Brief History of Electrocardiography
- An illustrated timeline from 1600 onwards, including electrocuting chickens (1775) and hypothermic dogs (1953).
Every Man His Own Doctor
- An online exhibit on Popular Medicine in Early America, from Colonial times to the mid 19th Century.
Global Project on the History of Leprosy
- The International Leprosy Association is developing a database of leprosy archives around the world.
Health Service Development and History
- Current developments in the British NHS, follow up to Geoffrey Rivett's Book, From Cradle to Grave
History of Anaesthesia
- GASMAN - A Personal History of Anaesthesia; A memoir and commentary by English anaesthetist John Powell. It also includes other articles on the History of Anaesthesia.
History of the Health Sciences Web Resources
- List of links maintained by Patricia Gallagher and Stephen Greenburg for the History of the Health Sciences Section of MLA
Images from the History of Medicine
- Provides access to the thousands of prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
In Our Time: Anatomy
- BBC Radio 4 discussion of 2,000 years of the study of human anatomy.
Mad in America
- A history of medical treatments for mental illness, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders, and why those treatments led to the antipsychiatry movement.
- UK based discussion list for science, technology and medicine studies
The Origins of Chinese Medicine
- A short account by Imre Galambos of the origins of Chinese medical texts (1996).
- Tells the story of the 19th Century man who survived severe damage to the brain, and how the accident led to significant changes in his personality and mood.
Pictures of Health
- Health and public health issues in the 19th century, with sections on "Health of the Body Politic", "Fever", "War's Cruel Scythe", "Quacks and Quackery", and "Populate or Perish".
PolioHistory - Yahoo Group
- A place to share stories and resources about the history of polio; from the epidemics, to the vaccines, to post polio syndrome, to eradication.
Prize Microscopes Awarded by the New York Homeopathic Medical College. 1874-1916
- The New York Homeopathic Medical College awarded a prize microscope to the best graduates. This article is about this practice and it describes 5 of these prize microscopes.
The Rise of Scientific Medicine
- Course notes and presentations from University of Stanford course which explores the historical development of cultural beliefs and institutions in Western Europe and the United States during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which led to the establishment of the modern system of medicine.
A Short History of Medical Careers
- From prehistoric shamanism to the 20th-century specialist. Developed by students for ThinkQuest.
Spanish American War Medicine
- Medical practice in the Spanish American War, primarily by US Army medical staff and DAR Volunteer nurses upon US soldiers.
The Virtual Laboratory
- A platform where historians publish and discuss their research on experimentation in the life sciences, art, and technology. Managed by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Who Named It?
- A biographical dictionary of medical eponyms, i.e. medical conditions and techniques and the people for whom they are named.
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