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History of Vaccines

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Provider: College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Descriptions: Using an illustrated timeline, pictures, interviews and text, this informative website traces the beginnings and progress of vaccination and the fight against polio, diphtheria, rubella, influenza and other infectious diseases. From the website: "The College has created The History of Vaccines to provide a living, changing chronicle of the compelling history of vaccination, from pre-Jennerian variolation practices, to the defeat of polio in the Western Hemisphere, to cutting-edge approaches to novel vaccines and vaccine delivery. The site aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of the ways in which vaccines, toxoids, and passive immunization work, how they have been developed, and the role they have played in the improvement of human health." Current news about vaccines undergoing trial or investigation is also being included. Click the Activities tab to access resources that explain the different types of vaccine and how they work in the body.
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History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: Finding aids help researchers locate materials by providing contextual information and detailed inventories for archival collections. The History of Medicine Finding Aids Project combines several thousand such records contributed by members of a cooperative group of 20 institutions under one search engine.
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History of Medicine

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: Features include digitized books viewable with "turning the pages" technology, and oral history audio files. The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine collects, preserves, interprets, and presents materials documenting the history of medicine, biomedical science, health and disease across all time periods and cultures. It provides access to manuscripts, books, photographs, films and other historical resources. The Division promotes, conducts, and facilitates scholarly research and public education through seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film programs, Web sites, databases, publications, catalogs and finding guides.
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Who Named It

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Provider: Ole Daniel Enersen
Descriptions: Whonamedit.com is quick-reference dictionary of medical eponyms. It offers short definitions of the diseases, disorders, syndromes, medical procedures etc. to which these persons' names have been lent, and varying degrees of biographical information. Search by surname, condition or country, or search by category of disorder.
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Wellcome Library

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Provider: Wellcome Library
Descriptions: "Through its collections and services, the Wellcome Library provides insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present... Collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day." Items that may be of particular interest: the Turning the Pages interactive feature [note: requires Shockwave] and a digitized collection of Francis Crick's papers on consciousness, soon to be viewable online.
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Turning the Pages Online

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: An online archive of medical texts from the 15th to the 17th centuries, including Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica and Robert Hooke's Micrographia. System requirements posted in a tab at the top; Macromedia Flash Player or its equivalent required.
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Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

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Provider: Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program
Descriptions: This resource is a "...digital collection of resources for students of the history of medicine and for researchers seeking a historical context for epidemiology." (MLA News, Novermber/December 2008.) This collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized according to significant episodes of contagious disease. A timeline of dates of diseases and epidemics between 1494 and 1948 highlights events covered in the collection. Includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula and manuscripts.
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Biographical Memoirs – National Academy of Sciences

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Provider: National Academy of Sciences
Descriptions: This website provides very complete biographical articles on deceased scientists and their work, including extensive bibliographies.
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Society for Neuroscience

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Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Descriptions: The Society for Neuroscience offers the expected features, many of them open to non-members: meeting abstracts dating back to 2000; its latest Annual Report; information on its policies and guidelines; and Neuroscience in the News. There are unexpected free treasures in the section, History of Neuroscience: a selection of full-text classic neuroscience articles; six volumes of "The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography;" and a large series of Quicktime videos of autobiographical/scientific talks and interviews from eminent neuroscientists made between 1994 and 2008. Also notable is the inclusion of useful resources for non-scientists and educators: the NERVE "Virtual Encycloportal" for K-12 students and their teachers; and consumer information, like "Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System," and a series of Flash videos, "Searching for Answers," on various brain diseases and disorders.
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MacKinney Collection of Medieval Medical Illustrations

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Provider: University of North Carolina
Descriptions: This is a compilation of medical history images from sources housed in a number of different online collections. Please note the posted copyright statement: "This site is intended for educational purposes. The manuscripts represented are not held by the University of North Carolina. Those seeking provenance, reproductions and permissions should contact the holding repository."
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