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Historical and contemporary sources for research and education

Online Exhibitions

Medicine in the Americas 1610-1920: A Digital LibraryDigital Collections is the National Library of Medicine’s free online archive of selected book, serial, and film resources. All the content in Digital Collections is in the public domain and freely available worldwide. Digital Collections provides preservation of and unique access to NLM’s rich, historical resources. Themes in the collections include Medicine in the Americas 1610–1920, Cholera Online 1817–1900, World War 1 1914–1918, and many more. NLM contributes digital files to the Medical Heritage Library.

Digital Repository: Films and Videos Films and Videos encompasses historical public health and training films, with searchable transcripts.

Profiles in Science Profiles in Science contains archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health.

Historical Anatomies on the Web: Andreas Vesalius: De corporis humani fabrica libri septem, page 170 Historical Anatomies on the Web features images from important anatomical atlases.

Turning the Pages: Blackwell's Herbal Turning the Pages allows users to leaf through medical masterpieces from past centuries.

Visible Human Project Visible Human Project contains complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of male and female human bodies.

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Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection examines how these postcard images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.

Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace.

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry is an exhibition exploring some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture is an exploration of the rise of AIDS in the early 1980’s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the 30 years that followed.

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life of Native peoples.

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