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Digital Projects

Digital Projects

Historical and contemporary sources for research and education

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.

Online Exhibitions

Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America explores how power was exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes during the early colonial era.

For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform explores the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary citizens helped shape the changing American health care system.

Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives explores how nurses, in the latter half of the 20th century, pushed the larger medical community to identify victims of domestic violence, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards prevention.

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.

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.