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Guides to the History of Medicine

Brieger G. “History of medicine,” in Durbin PT, ed. A guide to the cultures of science, technology and medicine. 1980. Hist ref Q175.5 G946g 1980

Bynum WF and Porter R. Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine. 2 vols. 1993. The most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the field. Hist ref WZ13 C737c 1993

Creaton H. “Starting research in medical history: preparing the ground.” Social History of Medicine (1990): 285-89. Though written for a British audience, this piece is quite helpful.

Fye B. “The history of medicine. An annotated list of key reference works.” Annals of Internal Medicine 118 (1993): 59-62. Short list (59 titles) of reference works, intended for physicians and others in health care who are curious about the history of medicine.

McGrew RE. Encyclopedia of medical history. 1985. Hist ref WZ13 M147e 1985. Handy quick reference that gives historical background on diseases.

Richmond JS. History of medicine. A guide to sources of information in the reference and general collections [of the National Library of Medicine]. 1984. Hist ref WZ40 H673h 1984

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