The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject: Health and
See also Science and Technology.
- BioMed Central. BioMed Central
Ltd. Search or browse for free, peer-reviewed  articles on the biological
sciences and medicine. BioMed Central also publishes the peer-reviewed,
Open Access journal Biomedical Digital Libraries.
Date accessed: 2002-02-01. Date added: 2002-02-01. Date updated: 2004-04-12.
Medic@. Paris, France: Histoire de la médecine et de l'art dentaire, Bibliothèque
interuniversitaire de Médecine. Variant title:
Collection Medica. Searchable/browsable collection of digital facsimiles
of historic texts dating back to at least the 16th century which are significant
to the history of medicine and dentistry. As of July 2004, Medic@ contained 2,430 works totaling
415,000 pages. Many of the titles include background essays for context.  Some
Medic@ pages, such as the introductory essay by Marie-Laure Monfort titled  " First printed editions of the
Hippocratic Collection at the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médecine of
Paris (BIUM)," are in English and French. Date accessed: 2004-08-23.
Date added: 2004-08-23.
- The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin, 1920-1925. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Libraries, Digital Collections. Summary: " This site documents the initial period of the discovery and development
of insulin, 1920-1925, by presenting over seven thousand page images
reproducing original documents ranging from laboratory notebooks and
charts, correspondence, writings, and published papers to photographs,
awards, clippings, scrapbooks, printed ephemera and artifacts." Date accessed: 2004-12-21. Date added: 2004-12-21.
- DoHistory. Harvard University. " A site that shows you how to
piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Our case
study: Martha Ballard." Martha Ballard (1735-1812) was an American  midwife
and the centerpiece of this site is a digital facsimile and transcription
of the diary she kept for 27 years (1785-1812). Supporting documents in
the form and archival records and publications are also available for study. Date accessed: 2002-09-17. Date added: 2002-09-17.
(European Cultural Heritage Online). Berlin, Germany: Max Planck Institute
for the History of Science and others. Digital facsimiles that document
the achievements and diffusion of Western and Eastern civilizations beginning with Sumerian
cuneiform tablets (3000 B.C.) as represented in the CDLI
and ranging across time  and  topics to the 20th cenutry. Date accessed: 2004-03-06.
Date added: 2004-03-06. Date updated: 2005-02-27.
- ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History
Online: Science and Technology. Fairfax, VA: Center for History and
New Media, George Mason University. Date accessed: 2002-10-23. Date added:
- E-Journals and
Books Useful to Clinicians (Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre,
BC). Collection of links to free online publications.
- FreeMedicalJournals.com. Central
site for public access to medical and health sciences journals in a variety of
Sciences Ejournals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine).
An international effort organized by the World Health Organization to provide
free access to health sciences literature to developing countries, this
site includes links to other free collections of medical and health publications.
The bibliographic databases can be searched by anyone. Date accessed: 2002-10-10.
Date added: 2002-10-10.
Anatomies on the Web. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine. Summary:
" ...a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images
from important anatomical atlases in the Library's collection. The project
offers selected images from NLM's atlas collection, not the entire books,
with an emphasis on images and not texts. Atlases and images are selected
primarily for their historical and artistic significance, with priority placed
upon the earliest and/or the best edition of a work in NLM's possession."
Date accessed: 2003-12-15. Date added: 2003-12-15.
- John P. McGovern History of Medicine Digital Library.
Houston, Texas: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center.
Electronic resources, chiefly in HTML format with some illustrations in
digitized form, relating to the history of medicine and health care.
Tobacco Documents Library. San Francisco, CA: Library, University of
California, San Francisco Washington, D.C.: American Legacy Foundation.
" The Legacy National Tobacco Documents Library offers searching, viewing, and
downloading of over 20 million documents, which relate to scientific research,
manufacturing, marketing, advertising and sales of cigarettes, among other
topics, generally dating from the 1950's to recent years. These documents
represent the contents of tobacco industry websites as of July 1999 newer
material will be added to this library over time." See also: Tobacco
Control Archives. Date accessed: 2002-02-01. Date added: 2002-02-01.
- Livingstone Online: Explore the medical writings of David Livingstone. London, Eng.: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. Summary: " The aim of Livingstone Online is to use the potential of electronic publishing to make available an online edition of the medical and scientific correspondence of David Livingstone. Our efforts in this regard have been kindly funded by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL
and the Wellcome Trust." Date accessed: 2010-04-28.
Date added: 2010-04-28.
- On the Fabric of the Human Body. Chicago, IL: Northwestern University.
A complete translation and hypertext rendition by Daniel Garrison and Malcolm Hast of
Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543, 1555). Date accessed:
2003-03-21. Date added: 2003-03-21.
Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine. Locate and view abstracts for
medical and health sciences literature. PubMed also provides links to free
full-text Web resources. Date updated: 2003-12-15.
- PubMed Central: An Archive
of Life Science Journals. Bethesda, MD: National Library
of Medicine. " A digital archive of life sciences journal literature." Access
to the journals is free and they can be browsed by issue date or keyword
searched.   In some cases, such as the Bulletin of the Medical Library
Association, a complete run of a serial and its successor title can
be viewed online or downloaded as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Date accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
Date updated: 2003-12-15.
Frederick Banting Digital Library. New Tecumseth, ON: New Tecumseth Public Library.
Variant title: Banting Digital Library. Multimedia content about the Canadian scientist who discovered insulin.
Date accessed: 2002-09-16. Date added: 2002-09-16.
- Tobacco Control
Archives (Sponsored by Department of Archives & Special Collections,
University of California San Francisco Library and Center for Knowledge
Management). Central repository of electronic versions of unpublished corporate
and government records relating to the tobacco industry and allegations that
cigarette manufacturers covered up the addictive quality of nicotine. Includes
documents from the British-American Tobacco Company (BATCo) uncovered by the
British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General researchers at the Guildford
Document Depository, England. Site includes links to other online archives of
tobacco industry documents such as Tobacco Documents Online
(http://www.tobaccodocuments.org/ ) and the Tobacco Institute Document Site
(http://www.tobaccoinstitute.com/). See also Legacy
Tobacco Documents Library. Date accessed: 2002-02-01. Date updated:
- The Virtual Laboratory:
Essays and Resources on the Experimentalization of Life, 1830-1930. Berlin,
Germany: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Digital facsimiles
of texts and other media relating to biological experiments, and modern
essays by historians of science. Date accessed: 2004-03-06. Date added:
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