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History of Health, Disease, and Medicine: Home
This guide is a companion to Dr. Seth Archer's class HIST 3910
Capturing factual, contextual, and personal information that will enhance the written record, the AIDS Oral History Projects document the experience of physicians, nurses, and scientists who played key roles in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
Access the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration. Only a fraction of their holdings have been digitized, so you will probably need to limit to "available online" once you have conducted your search.
NARA documents related to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The series includes two types of records. First, records created during the course of the study from its beginning until its end. Second, records created during the resulting Congressional hearing and the federal litigation.
The HathiTrust is a shared digital repository of over 16 million items, incorporating digitized content from some of the largest research libraries in the U.S. For best results, search by subject (e.g. eugenics)
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. For best results, search by subject (e.g., psychiatry)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports provided to the U.S. Congress on topics related to political events. This central source hosted by University of North Texas provides full text access from reports available at many libraries and nonprofit organizations. The collection may be incomplete because a report does not become public until a member of congress releases it.
The Cambridge World History of Human Disease by Kenneth F. Kiple (Editor)Combining recent medical discoveries with historical and geographical scholarship, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease traces the concept of disease throughout history and in each major world region. It offers the history and geography of each significant human disease--both historical and contemporary--from AIDS to yellow fever, and touches on the variety of approaches that different medical traditions have used to fight disease. Accessible to laypeople and specialists alike, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease offers an extraordinary glimpse of what is known about human health as the twenty-first century begins. This important book is now being reissued with a fresh new jacket design.