[Humanist] 26.420 medical history online

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Oct 25 07:44:46 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 420.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:19:27 -0400
        From: Medical Heritage Library <medicalheritage at gmail.com>
        Subject: The Medical Heritage Library Welcomes a New Content Contributor

Good morning!

The Medical Heritage Library is pleased to announce the addition of over
100 titles relating to medical history from the Brandeis University

Since 2008, the Brandeis library has digitized more than 1700 books and
other out-of-copyright works, in partnership with the Boston Library
Consortium and the Open Content Alliance, to make them freely accessible
online through the Internet Archive.

Brandeis Special Collections texts available on the Internet Archive
include a number of books related to the history of medicine, including
books from the collection of the now-defunct Samuel Gridley Howe Library at
the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham. Topics include
eugenics, juvenile delinquency, child labor, and criminal psychology.

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) is a content centered digital community
supporting research, education, and dialog that enables the history of
medicine to contribute to a deeper understanding of human health and
society. It serves as the point of access to a valuable body of quality
curated digital materials and to the broader digital and nondigital
holdings of its members. It was established in 2010 with funding from the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation via the Open Knowledge Common to digitize 30,000
medical rare books. In addition to the participants named above, MHL
principal contributors are Johns Hopkins University, New York Academy of
Medicine, the New York Public Library, and the Wellcome Library. The MHL
has since grown to include content from a variety of contributors including
Duke University, University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Lamar Soutter
Library, and the Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto.

Thank you!

-Hanna Clutterbuck


Processing Assistant
Center for the History of Medicine,
Project Coordinator,
Medical Heritage Library (http://www.medicalheritage.org/)
Hanna_Clutterbuck at hms.harvard.edu

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