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150 Years of Anesthesia 1846-1996
Presented by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Articles discuss the impact, people involved, surgery before anesthesia and current developments in the field.
http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/History/ether1.htm

Before Depression
A research project by the English departments of the Universities of Northumbria and Sunderland on what depression was before it was called depression (1660-1800). Details of public lectures, a conference, an exhibition and publications.
http://www.beforedepression.com/

ECG Library: A (Not So) Brief History of Electrocardiography
An illustrated timeline from 1600 onwards, including electrocuting chickens (1775) and hypothermic dogs (1953).
http://www.ecglibrary.com/ecghist.html

Every Man His Own Doctor
An online exhibit on Popular Medicine in Early America, from Colonial times to the mid 19th Century.
http://www.librarycompany.org/doctor/everyman.html

Global Project on the History of Leprosy
The International Leprosy Association is developing a database of leprosy archives around the world.
http://www.leprosyhistory.org/

Health Service Development and History
Current developments in the British NHS, follow up to Geoffrey Rivett's Book, From Cradle to Grave
http://www.nhshistory.com/

History of Anaesthesia
GASMAN - A Personal History of Anaesthesia; A memoir and commentary by English anaesthetist John Powell. It also includes other articles on the History of Anaesthesia.
http://www.johnpowell.net/

History of the Health Sciences Web Resources
List of links maintained by Patricia Gallagher and Stephen Greenburg for the History of the Health Sciences Section of MLA
http://www.mla-hhss.org/histlink.htm

Images from the History of Medicine
Provides access to the thousands of prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/

In Our Time: Anatomy
BBC Radio 4 discussion of 2,000 years of the study of human anatomy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p005488j

Mad in America
A history of medical treatments for mental illness, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders, and why those treatments led to the antipsychiatry movement.
http://www.madinamerica.com/

Mersenne
UK based discussion list for science, technology and medicine studies
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/mersenne.html

Phineas Gage
Tells the story of the 19th Century man who survived severe damage to the brain, and how the accident led to significant changes in his personality and mood.
http://www.uakron.edu/gage/

Pictures of Health
Health and public health issues in the 19th century, with sections on "Health of the Body Politic", "Fever", "War's Cruel Scythe", "Quacks and Quackery", and "Populate or Perish".
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/13025/20040119/www.maps.jcu.edu.au/course/hist/index.html

PolioHistory - Yahoo Group
A place to share stories and resources about the history of polio; from the epidemics, to the vaccines, to post polio syndrome, to eradication.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PolioHistory/

Prize Microscopes Awarded by the New York Homeopathic Medical College. 1874-1916
The New York Homeopathic Medical College awarded a prize microscope to the best graduates. This article is about this practice and it describes 5 of these prize microscopes.
http://www.antique-microscopes.com/prize_microscopes/pz.html

Spanish American War Medicine
Medical practice in the Spanish American War, primarily by US Army medical staff and DAR Volunteer nurses upon US soldiers.
http://www.spanamwar.com/medical.htm

The Anatomists
Describes the development of early surgeons progressing from part-time barbers to skilled medical professionals. Page includes biographies of key historic figures and events that led to the creation of the Anatomy Act.
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/A/anatomists/medicine1.html

The Ascelpion
Features topics about ancient medicine. Contains texts and illustrations.
http://www.indiana.edu/~ancmed/intro.HTM

The Origins of Chinese Medicine
A short account by Imre Galambos of the origins of Chinese medical texts (1996).
http://www.logoi.com/notes/chinese_medicine.html

The Rise of Scientific Medicine
Course notes and presentations from University of Stanford course which explores the historical development of cultural beliefs and institutions in Western Europe and the United States during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which led to the establishment of the modern system of medicine.
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/154.html

The Virtual Laboratory
A platform where historians publish and discuss their research on experimentation in the life sciences, art, and technology. Managed by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
http://vlp.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/