History of Medicine Links

  • TMA Library History of Medicine Exhibits - description of current exhibit in the Texas Medical Association History of Medicine Gallery 
  • TMA Presidents - list of TMA members who have served as association presidents from 1853 to the present
  • American Association for the History of Medicine - one of the key organizations for the History of Medicine, this site contains a directory of members and officers, meeting information, and links to publications: The Bulletin of Medicine  and AAHM Newsletter  
  • American Medical Association History - a resource of information on the history of the AMA, this site traces milestones in the association's history through assorted timelines and explores the wealth of historical collections and services available through the AMA Archives
  • American Osler Society - brings together members of the medical and allied professions who are dedicated to memorialize and perpetuate the just and charitable life, the intellectual resourcefulness, and the ethical example of William Osler (1849-1919)
  • Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences - serves the professional interests of librarians, archivists, and other specialists engaged in the librarianship of the history of the health sciences; full-text articles from the newsletter The Watermark  include "The Antiquarian Medical Book Trade: A Survey and Directory of Dealers and a List of Internet Resources" compiled by Michael North
  • Cushing/Whitney Medical Library - at Yale University links to selected special collections and archives in the history of medicine arranged by U. S. states and other countries
  • Dittrick Medical HistoryCenter - at Case Western Reserve University, is dedicated to the study of the medical past through a distinguished collection of rare books, museum artifacts, archives, and images; site also contains links to medical museums, archives, and libraries
  • FDA History - milestones and history of the regulatory functions and accomplishments of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • The Handbook of Texas Online - a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries of The University of Texas at Austin, has many references to the medical heritage of Texas including a description of the history and accomplishments of Texas Medical Association
  • John. P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center - encompass rare books, photographs, post cards, manuscripts, video tapes and film, three dimensional artifacts, and archives of some institutions associated with the Texas Medical Center in Houston
  • National Archives and Records Administration - an independent federal agency that preserves the nation's history by overseeing the management of all federal records. This site offers a variety of resources, including archive and preservation materials, a database for locating government documents and library materials, and family history and genealogy research
  • National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Division - provides resources for historical scholarship in medicine and related sciences that are rare in availability and exhaustive in scope. NLM's Collection includes Images from the History of Medicine   - an online system that provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection and Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine - that provides access to bibliographies, images, and extensive historical accounts of Islamic medicine and science during the Middle Ages. Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in NLM's collection.
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine    - an element of the Armed Forces of the Institute of Pathology, has online exhibits featuring medicine during the Civil War, anatomical specimens and historical artifacts related to President Abraham Lincoln's death, and other permanent as well as current and past displays.
  • Office of the Surgeon General: Office of Medical History - supports the men and women of the U.S. Army Medical Department and Army Medical Command through the assembly and publication of reference materials, original works, previously unpublished works, reprints, special studies, Web publications, newspaper/professional publications, and print series
  • Texas Physicians Historical Biographical Database - consists of citations to biographical information related to early Texas physicians from the Texas State Journal of Medicine,  1905-1966. Additional citations from other sources range in date from the 1870s to 1966, and include early Texas medical journals such as the Texas Courier-Record of Medicine , Polk's Directories , Texas newspapers, and assorted histories of Texas
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Briscoe Library's Special Collections - include rare and historic medical books and local medical history collections including manuscripts, photographs, slides, oral histories, and other materials documenting the history of health care and medicine in the region
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections - houses a large and significant collection in the history of biomedical sciences
  • Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine - offers access to a wealth of information in the form of books, journals, databases, archives, and manuscripts. The visual record of medicine is also represented by a vast collection of prints, drawings, paintings, film, video, and photographs. Site includes a calendar of events  to access lectures, seminars, conferences, and other events relating to the history of medicine
  • Who Named It? - Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms featuring medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person 

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