C-STEMS Project

Centre for Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine Studies

Video: New Digital Resources in the History of Medicine

Tableau project: Visualization of History of Medicine Collections at Health Sciences Library!/vizhome/HistoryOfMedicineCollections/ExploreTimeline


Office for History of Science and Technology, 543 Stephens Hall # 2350, Berkeley, CA



AMS (Associated Medical Services Inc.)

Health Humanities, University of Calgary

Health Sciences Library, Medical Faculty, University of Calgary

Society for the Social History of Medicine, University of Strathclyde for website email with any questions

FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)
History Corner (an exhibition of posters on the European History of Neuroscience at FENS Meetings):


Neuroscience History Archives, Brain Research Institute, University of California

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program at the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine:

The Guide to the Archives of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is now available for the first time in digital, fully-searchable formats.  The AOTF Institute for the Study of Occupational and Health welcomes you to explore the guide and consider using the archives for purposes of research, education and leadership through a unique URL.

Institutes and Departments

Associated Medical Services/Hannah Institute, Toronto -

Centre for the History of Medicine & Disease, Durham University, U.K. -

German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) -

Upcoming conference: The 15th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth Century (1780-1918) will be held at the GHI April 29 - May 2, 2009. Doctoral students working in related disciplines (art history, legal history or the history of science) are also encouraged to apply. GHI is accepting applications from doctoral students whose dissertations are at an advanced stage but who will be granted their degrees after June 2009. Applications and letters of reference must be received by December 1, 2008. For more information and to view the "Call for Papers," please click on the main GHI site ( and follow the links to "Events & Conferences" then "Calls for Papers."

Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University -

Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL -


Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (an alliance of the Boston Medical Library and Harvard Medical School) -

Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa -

To view the most recent POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL HUMANITIES DISSERTATIONS in the Health Sciences Library System (University of Pittsburgh) pertaining to the History of Science and Medicine, please click here

National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, Bethesda, MD - Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University -

Philips S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Library Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville -

Scriptorium Library, Duke University -

U.S. National Library of Medicine - Online images from the history of medicine -

Wellcome Library, London, UK -


Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite (The Berlin Medical History Museum) -

Check out the new website for Bob McCoy, world-renowned expert on Medical Quackery and Health Fraud ( and founder of The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, now located at the Science Museum of Minnesota (

Universite Paris Descartes (Paris Descartes University) -

Online Collections & Exhibitions

The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project -

Biodic, the largest Ultrastructure images gallery online, hosted by the Universite libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) -

"NEUROCULTURES" - Cultural History and Impact of the Neurosciences Project: The website of this project is jointly pursued at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and the Institute for Social Medicine at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Texts, commentaries and images will be posted about once a month. Also, a call for contributions can be found in

Intute: Health & Life Sciences - MedHist: MedHist is a gateway to evaluated, high quality Internet resources and websites relating to the history of medicine and allied sciences, covering all aspects of the history of health and development of medical knowledge -

Making Visible Embryos online exhibition: This online exhibition is about how embryo images were produced and made to represent some of the most potent biomedical objects and subjects of our time --

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health announces "An Iconography of Contagion: An Exhibition of 20th Century Health Poster," from September 2 - December 19, 2008. This exhibition features more than 20 health posters from the 1920s-1990s covering infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, gonorrhea and syphilis) from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. An exhibition catalog is available upon request from: - The best source for Canadian science which describes Canada's greatest scientists and their achievements -

An internet exbibition of patient photographs from the history of psychiatry shall appear soon. To check it out, click here and go to "Aktuelles"

Online Resources

Nobel Foundation - Electronic Nobel Museum Project -

National Academy of Sciences -

Societies & Interest Groups

American Association for the History of Medicine -

American Osler Society -

Canadian Society for the History of Medicine -

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik -

History of Science Society -

International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) -

History of Neuroscience Interest Group (HONIG) -

Calgary Area Links

This page informs about historical activities in Calgary and Southern Alberta, which are of a broader interest to the local community: