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Home > Emergency and Safety > Public Health and Safety > History
50 Years of International Public Health
Articles of the World Health Organization's contributions to Public Health over the past 50 years.

A Brief History of First Aid
Article about how the training of civilians in providing pre-medical care came about, beginning with the Order of St. John.

American History Sweatshop Exhibition
A pictorial tour of sweatshops from 1820 to the present. From the National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution.

Andrew Balfour of Khartoum
The career of this pioneer of tropical medicine. Vintage photographs and links are also included.

Benjamin Rush and Yellow Fever
An on-line history of Dr. Benjamin Rush's efforts to fight yellow fever in America in the 1790s, by Bob Arnebeck, with documents from the period.

Books and Documents Relevant to U.S. Military Medical History
Links to several on-line books published by the Army dealing with the history of epidemiology, preventative medicine and organization of the U.S. Army Medical Department and Medical Command

Buchan's Domestic Medicine
An on-line transcription of William Buchan's 1785 home medical guide for the treatment and prevention of disease in the 18th century

Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Official publication of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine. Sample issue and table of contents only. Full text requires subscription to Project Muse.

CDC Public Health Image Library - PHIL
An extensive collection of still images, image sets, and multimedia files related to public health.

Clendening History of Medicine Library: Nightingale Letters
Exhibition of photographs and letters of Florence Nightingale pertaining to the history of nursing

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