New Online Exhibit: Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977

“The rapid eradication of smallpox from the place that was for many years the world’s principal endemic focus of the disease [i.e., India] has been singled out as one of the great victories in the history of public health: only twelve months separated a peak of more than 8,000 infected villages in May, 1974, and … Continue reading New Online Exhibit: Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977

New History of Medicine and Nursing Resources Available

Two resources which concentrate on the history of medicine and the history of nursing are now at your fingertips.   Nursing, History and Health Care provides historical background information on issues regarding the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care in the United States.  The site includes essays on the history of public health … Continue reading New History of Medicine and Nursing Resources Available

Classic, Rare Medical Books Added to the Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries that promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine, has announced the addition of 286 new volumes  from the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. These books represent a wide variety of primary works in the … Continue reading Classic, Rare Medical Books Added to the Medical Heritage Library