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Research Tools: Historical Projects on MedlinePlus Topics

Explore intersections in historical and modern medicine

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, is a resource for both historical research and up-to-date health information. The History of Medicine Division manages historical material related to health and disease that spans ten centuries. Our consumer health resource MedlinePlus provides trusted health information anytime, anywhere, for free.

Curated projects on enduring topics relating to the social and cultural history of science and medicine tell stories about people and communities and explore how the past informs the present and can shape the future.

Below, you will find historical digital projects grouped under contemporary MedlinePlus topics.

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Learn about NLM digital projects and find more curated collections on our Digital Projects page.

Last Reviewed: August 2, 2019