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Teaching the History of Medicine in Special Collections

This guide covers resources that can be used to teach the history of medical topics using Special Collections and digital materials.

General Resources

Subject Headings

These Library of Congress Subject Headings can be searched directly (MERLIN Subject Search) or added to a keyword search, e.g., "public health surveillance and encephalopath*"

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Diseases and history
  • Diseases -- history
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemics
  • Public health surveillance

Names of diseases are also usually searchable as subject headings.

E-Textbooks & E-Reference