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History of Medicine

  • Archives, Libraries, and Museums
  • Associations, Organizations, and Institutes
  • Background
  • Biographical Resources
  • Databases and Indexes
  • Discussion Lists
  • Internet Guides
  • Journals
  • Pictorial Resources
  • Primary Sources
  • Statistical Resources
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    History of Medicine:

    Archives, Libraries, and Museums


    Below are archives, libraries, and museums for the history of medicine. For additional resources, see History: Archives, Libraries, and Museums. To search for archival materials, use the resources at History: Archival Resources.

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    History of Medicine:

    Associations, Organizations, and Institutes


    For additional listings, see History: Associations, Organizations, and Institutes.

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    History of Medicine:

    Background

    Sometimes you may need some information to get more familiar with your topic. Below are some materials that can provide background on topics in the history of medicine. Additional resources are listed at History: Background.

    • Beacon of Hope: 1953-1993: The Clinical Center Through Forty Years of Growth and Change in Biomedicine (Richard Mandel, Office of NIH History, National Institutes of Health)

    • Bijlefeld, Marjolijn and Sharon K. Zoumbaris. Encyclopedia of Diet Fads. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003.
      HUNT REF-1 RM222.2 .B535 2003

    • Breslow, Lester, ed. Encyclopedia of Public Health. 4 vols. New York: Macmillan Reference USA/Gale Group Thomson Learning, 2002.
      HUNT REF-1 RA423 .E53 2002

    • Bynum, W.F. and Roy Porter, eds. Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine. 2 vols. New York: Routledge, 1993.
      ENGR&SCI STACKS R133 .E5 1993

    • Duffy, John. "Public Health." In Encyclopedia of American Social History, edited by Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams, vol. III, pp. 2389-2397. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993.
      HUNT REF-1 HN57 .E58 1993

    • Engs, Ruth C. The Progressive Era's Health Reform Movement: a Historical Dictionary. Westport, CT: Praeger, c2003.
      HUNT REF-1 RA395 .A3 E547 2003

    • Fox, Daniel M., and Marcia L. Meldrum. "Health and Medicine." In Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, edited by Donald C. Bacon, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller, vol. 2, pp. 951-961. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
      HUNT REF-1 JK1067 .E63 1995

    • Fuller, Robert C. "Alternative Medicine." In Encyclopedia of American Social History, edited by Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams, vol. III, pp. 2379-2388. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993.
      HUNT REF-1 HN57 .E58 1993

    • Gamble, Vanessa Northington. "Health Care Delivery." In Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century, edited by Stanley I. Kutler, vol II., pp. 987-1007. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996.
      HUNT REF-1 E740.7 .E53 1996

    • Influenza 1918 (American Experience, PBS)
      Timeline, biographies, maps, etc.

    • Jones, Anne Hudson. "Medicine and the Physician." In Handbook of American Popular Culture, edited by M. Thomas Inge, vol. 2, pp. 731-743. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989.
      HUNT REF-1 E169.1 .H2643 1989

    • Kiple, Kenneth F., ed. Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease. (Carnegie Mellon users only) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

    • Kohn, George C., ed. Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present. New York: Facts on File, c2001.
      HUNT REF-1 RA649 .E53 2001

    • Lederer, Susan E. "Medical Science and Technology." In Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century, edited by Stanley I. Kutler, vol II., pp. 941-956. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996.
      HUNT REF-1 E740.7 .E53 1996

    • Meckel, Richard A. "Health and Disease." In Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century, edited by Stanley I. Kutler, vol II., pp. 957-986. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996.
      HUNT REF-1 E740.7 .E53 1996

    • "Medicine and Psychology" Part XI of The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia, edited by Gary B. Ferngren. New York: Garland Pub., 2000.
      HUNT REF-1 BL245 .H57 2000

    • Morton, Leslie T and Robert J. Moore. A Chronology of Medicine and Related Sciences. Scolar Press; Bookfield, Vt.: Ashgate Pub. Co., c1997.
      HUNT REF-1 R133 .M717 1997

    • NIH Almanac: Historical Data (National Institutes of Health)
      Photos, chronologies of events and legislation, directors, surgeons general, etc.

    • Rosner, David. "Health Care." In Encyclopedia of American Social History, edited by Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams, vol. III, pp. 2399-2409. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993.
      HUNT REF-1 HN57 .E58 1993

    • Rothstein, William G. "The Medical Profession." In Encyclopedia of American Social History, edited by Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams, vol. III, pp. 2363-2377. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993.
      HUNT REF-1 HN57 .E58 1993

    • Selin, Helaine, ed. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Boston: Kluwer Academic, c1997.
      HUNT REF-1 Q124.8 .E53 1997

    • Smith, Raymond A., ed. Encyclopedia of AIDS: A Social, Political, Cultural and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998.
      HUNT REF-1 RA644 .A25 E5276 1998

    • Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1999.
      HUNT REF-1 RT31 .S66 1999

    • Some Obstetrical History: Dying to Have a Baby: The History of Childbirth (Dr. Ian Carr, Professor of Pathology, University of Manitoba)

    • A Thin Blue Line: The History of the Pregnancy Test Kit (Office of NIH History, National Institutes of Health)

    • Timeline of Laws Related to the Protection of Human Subjects (Joel Sparks, National Institutes of Health)

    • What Was it Really Like to Live in the Middle Ages? Health (Annenberg/CPB Project)
      Describes all aspects of health during the Middle Ages, including the humors and surgery, links to other sites. Includes the Medieval M.D. where you can diagnose and cure patients as if you were a doctor in the Middle Ages.
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    History of Medicine:

    Biographical Resources


    See also History: Biographical Resources.
    • Distinguished Women of the Past: Health and Medicine (Danuta Bois)

    • Gravesites of Prominent Nurses (American Association for the History of Nursing)
      Gravestones and biographies of historically significant nurses and those related to the nursing profession.

    • Portraits and Biographies (The French Society for the History of Dermatology)
      Biographies of French dermatologists.

    • Profiles in Science (National Library of Medicine)
      Archival collections on prominent twentieth century biomedical scientists. The full text collections can be browsed or searched and include books, journal volumes, pamphlets, diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, audio tapes and other audiovisual materials.

    • Windsor, Laura Lynn. Women in Medicine: an Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c2002.
      HUNT REF-1 R692 .W545 2002
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    History of Medicine:

    Databases and Indexes


    Below are some databases and print indexes that you can use to find books and articles on history of medicine topics. For a more complete listing of those relevant to History, see History: Databases and Indexes. If you need help in selecting or using a database or index for your research, please contact the Hunt Library reference desk.

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    History of Medicine:

    Discussion Lists


    For additional resources, see History: Discussion Lists.

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    History of Medicine:

    Internet Guides

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    History of Medicine:

    Journals


    Below are some major journals in the history of medicine. Use the library catalog and the Find e-journal list to search for other journal titles in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, or use the databases and indexes listed above to find journal articles on particular topics. For additional titles, see History: Journals.

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    History of Medicine:

    Pictorial Resources


    See also the resources listed in History: Pictorial Resources.

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    History of Medicine:

    Statistical Resources


    See also History: Statistical Resources. If you need assistance in finding statistical material, please ask at the Hunt Reference Desk.
    • Allegheny County (Pa.). Division of Biostatistics. Allegheny County Mortality Statistics. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Allegheny County Health Department,Division of Biostatistics, 1990-.
      Print: 1988-1998
      UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, HILLMAN LIBRARY RA407.4 P4A45

    • Data and Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Statistics on all types of health issues. Dates of individual reports vary. Data from older reports may be available on microfiche in the Hunt reference room. .

    • Grove, Robert D., and Alice M. Hetzel. Vital Statistics Rates in the United States, 1940-1960. PHS Publication No. 1677. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Health Statistics, 1968.
      HUNT REF-1/GOVDOC FS2.102:V83/940-60

    • Linder, Forrest E, and Robert D. Grove. Vital Statistics Rates in the United States, 1900-1940. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947.
      HUNT REF-1/GOVDOC FS2.102:V83/900-940

    • MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Fulltext: 1982-present.
      Microfiche: January 6, 1978-present.
      HUNT REF-1/MFICHE ASI 4202-1
      Contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included are reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the public health community.
      Continues Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (see below)
    • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
      Print: v. 27, 1978-2000 (incl)
      UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, HILLMAN LIBRARY, (4th Fl.1960+; Gr. Fl. pre-1960)
      Shelved under "MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report"
      Continued by MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly (see above) and continues Morbidity and Mortality (see below)
    • Morbidity and Mortality
      Print: v. 1, 1952-v. 25, 1976 (incl)
      UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, HILLMAN LIBRARY, (4th Fl.1960+; Gr. Fl. pre-1960)
      Continued by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (see above).

    • Public Health Reports
      Full text: v. 89, 1974- v.122, 2007.
      Print: v. 89, 1974-2003.
      HUNT JOUR-3

      Continues:
      Health Services Reports
      Full text: v. 87, 1972- v. 89, 1974.
      Print: v. 87, 1972- v. 89, 1974

      Continues:

      HSMHA Health Reports
      Full text: v. 86, 1971- v. 87, 1972
      Print: v. 87, 1972
      HUNT JOUR-3
      Continues:

      Public Health Reports
      Full text: v. 11, 1896- v. 85, 1970
      Print: v. 13, 1890-v. 85, 1970 (incl).
      HUNT JOUR-3
      Continues:

      Weekly Abstract of Sanitary Reports
      Full text: v. 2, 1887 - v. 10, 1895
      Print: 1887-1895
      UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, HILLMAN LIBRARY, Microforms (Ground Floor) CIS US Exec MF T2706-2 to T2706-10
      Print: v. 2, 1887-v. 10, 1895.
      UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, FALK LIBRARY - 200 Scaife Hall
      Continues:
      Bulletins of the Public Health
      Full text: v.1, 1878

    • Statistical Bulletin-Metropolitan Life.
      Print: v. 1, 1920-v. 62, 1981.
      HUNT BND-JOUR-3

    • United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service. and National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute. Third National Cancer Survey: Incidence Data. National Cancer Institute Monograph 41, March, 1975. DHEW Publication 75-787. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.
      HUNT REF-1/GOVDOC HE20.3162:41

    • United States. National Center for Health Statistics. Division of Vital Statistics. Vital Statistics of the United States Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1939-present.
      Full text: ca. 1909-present (Dates vary by subject).
      Print: 1937-78.
      HUNT BND-JOUR-3
      Microfiche: 1978-present.
      HUNT REF-1/MFICHE
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