History of Medicine Web Resources
Summer Institute, 2005
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The National Museum of Health and Medicine



The National Museum of Health and Medicine was established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery.  Home base for one of the AHTC Summer Institute speakers, Dr. Jeffrey Reznick.


The National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health



The National Library of Medicine houses one of the world's largest history of medicine collections.  We collect, preserve, and make available to researchers and the public, print and non-print materials that document the history of medicine, health, and disease in all time periods and cultures.

MedHist Gateway: Part of the Resource Discovery Network



MedHist offers free access to a searchable catalogue of Internet sites and resources covering the history of medicine.

The Wellcome Library



The Wellcome Library preserves the record of medicine past and present to foster understanding of medicine, its history and its impact in society.

One of the world's greatest collections of books, manuscripts, pictures and films around the meaning and history of medicine, from the earliest times to the present day.


National Center for Health Statistics of the Center for Disease Control



Welcome to the National Center for Health Statistics' Web site, a rich source of information about AmericaŐs health. As the NationŐs principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information–-a critical element of public health and health policy.

Nursing In the United States at Women in American History by Encyclopedia Britannica



A history of nursing in the United States.

AetnaŐs 2003 Calendar Celebrating the history of African American nurses.



For its 22nd anniversary edition, Aetna's 2003 Calendar of African American History salutes some of the most dynamic and earnest African American nurse leaders in the United States. The calendar also recognizes five exemplary African American nursing students from Howard University, who have each pledged to improve the future of health care through research.




A short history of midwifery at Midwifeinfo.com.

DoHistory: An interactive research site tracing the life of midwife Martha Ballard.



DoHistory invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife's Tale, which were both based upon the remarkable 200 year old diary of midwife/healer Martha Ballard.

NOVA: The most dangerous woman in America



NOVAŐs webpage companion for their episode about Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary.

History of Medicine Reources



A comprehensive (if slightly dated) hot list of web sites related to the History of Medicine.  Housed at Rutgers University.

The American Red Cross Museum



The American Red Cross Museum offers timelines, history, teacher resources, and online exhibits.

Influenza 1918: PBS American Experience



The PBS American Experience website for the episode, Influenza 1918.

The American Nurses Association





The American Nurses Association timeline and narrative of their organization.

MPR:  Fighting polio with Ňgentle handsÓ




Listen to or read the transcript of Dan OlsonŐs story about Sister Kenny and the fear of polio in the 1950s.