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

Binding Wounds | Pushing Boundaries – New Exhibit @ THL

Starting today and on display through August 31, 2013, come see the Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries exhibit at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.  Focusing on African Americans in Civil War medicine, the exhibit highlights the far too frequently overlooked contributions of African American nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers in one of America's greatest conflicts as … Continue reading Binding Wounds | Pushing Boundaries – New Exhibit @ THL

New Blog from NLM’s History of Medicine Division

The absolutely phenomenal History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine has just launched a new blog, Circulating Now. Circulating Now is designed to bring this division's treasured (and truly priceless) collections to a wider audience than ever before. Read the introductory post from the division's Chief, Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, here. Circulating Now kicked … Continue reading New Blog from NLM’s History of Medicine Division

AnnArbor.com headlines Deadly Medicine Exhibit at THL

Reposted from AnnArbor.com: U-M Taubman Health Sciences Library exhibit presents chilling look at Nazi ideology The 1938 words of Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi minister of propaganda, stand above the display panels of what is undoubtedly the most somber exhibit Ann Arbor will see this year, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” at the University of … Continue reading AnnArbor.com headlines Deadly Medicine Exhibit at THL

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

Deadly Medicine Opening Reception and Keynote

Reposted from the MHealthy Communities Blog - Read the complete post here. The University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and the Center for the History of Medicine announce the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. The exhibition illustrates how Nazi leadership enlisted people in professions traditionally … Continue reading Deadly Medicine Opening Reception and Keynote

EXHIBIT: Deadly Medicine – Creating the Master Race

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide.“Deadly Medicineexplores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition … Continue reading EXHIBIT: Deadly Medicine – Creating the Master Race

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

Public Health Films of WWII at the National Library of Medicine Digital Library

The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division has created a new online resource: "The Public Health Film Goes to War." It features eighteen rare films on public health from the World War II era. They range from Private McGillicuddy cartoons promoting personal cleanliness to documentaries on public health issues such as tropical diseases, … Continue reading Public Health Films of WWII at the National Library of Medicine Digital Library