History of the Health Sciences World Wide Web Links

The History of Diseases

Elie Delaunay P. Leterrier "Street scene with dead or dying people"
AIDS
Anthrax
Cancer
Cholera
Diabetes
Diphtheria
Epilepsy
Gaucher Disease
Heart Disease
Hemophilia
Infectious Diseases
Influenza
Leprosy
Lupus Erythematosus
Malaria
Measles
Mental Illness
Pellagra
Plague/Black Death
Polio
Smallpox
Syphilis
Tuberculosis
Typhoid
Yellow Fever

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

AIDS Posters: UCLA Digital Library Program
Déja Vu: AIDS in Historical Perspective
In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS

Anthrax

History of Anthrax - Anthrax Through the Ages
Timeline: Anthrax Through the Ages

Cancer

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
The History of Cancer

Cholera

Cholera and the Thames
Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Text and Images
John Snow: A Historical Giant in Epidemiology

Diabetes

The History of Diabetes (American Diabetes Association)
The History of Diabetes (Canadian Diabetes Association)

Diphtheria

Diphtheria: Timeline (College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy: Historical Overview
Epilepsy Museum in Kork, Germany

Gaucher Disease

Roscoe Brady & Gaucher Disease

Heart Disease

The Blue Baby Operation
Cut to the Heart
Framingham Heart Study: Fifty Years of Research Success
Partners of the Heart: Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas

Hemophilia

History of Bleeding Disorders
History of Hemophilia (Canada)

Infectious Diseases

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
The History of Vaccination
The History of Vaccines
The History of Vaccines (College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Influenza

1918 Influenza Digital Archive
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Bibliography
Influenza, 1918 - The American Experience (PBS)

Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)

Global Project on the History of Leprosy
Leprosy Trials and Treatment: A Brief History
National Hansen's Disease Museum

Lupus Erythematosus

What is the History Of Lupus Erythematosus?

Malaria

From Shakespeare to Defoe: Malaria in England in the Little Ice Age
The History of Malaria, an Ancient Disease

Measles

Measles: Timeline (College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Mental Illness

History of Madness in Canada
The Lobotomist - The American Experience (PBS)
Timeline: Treatments for Mental Illness - A Brilliant Madness (PBS)

Pellagra

Joseph Goldberger and the War on Pellagra
Pellagra in Alabama: A Valiant Struggle Against "The Red Death" (Reynolds Library, UAB)

Plague

A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1722)
Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe

The Black Death

The Black Death - BBC Online
The Black Death and The Dancing Mania by J. F. C. Hecker (1832)
Black Death & the Jews 1348-1349

Polio

About Jonas Salk
Albert B. Sabin, M.D
History of Polio
Polio: Timeline (College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Iron Lung
Sr. Elizabeth Kenny
What Ever Happened to Polio?

Smallpox

The Global Health Chronicles: Smallpox Eradication
Smallpox: Eradicating the Scourge
Smallpox: Timeline (College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Smallpox: The Triumph over the Most Terrible of the Ministers of Death (from Annals of Internal Medicine)

Syphilis

The Scientific Career of Paul Ehrlich

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis History in Canada (Canadian Lung Association)
The Making of a Social Disease: Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France by David Barnes (1995)
Tuberculosis (TB) History

Typhoid

Famous People Diagnosed With Tuberculosis
The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Typhoid Mary - Nova (PBS)
Typhoid Mary - Teaching American History in Maryland
Walter Reed and Typhoid Fever, 1897-1911: Illuminating a Different Civil War

Yellow Fever

Carlos Juan Finlay
The Great Fever (American Experience) (PBS)
History - Walter Reed
Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection
Yellow Fever: Timeline (College of Physicians of Philadelphia)


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Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD

Last updated 29 February 2016
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