Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

History of Vaccines

The History of Vaccines is an informational, educational website created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional society in the United States.

The History of Vaccine provides continually updated to provide a compelling history of vaccine development as well as cutting edge technologies in vaccine development and delivery.

Site content can be found through either topics or audience types.

  • The topics include Timelines and a Gallery of over 400 related images. The Articles range from vaccine science to vaccine information to the history of vaccines. Activities provide self-paced active learning opportunities about the past, present, and future of vaccines and infectious diseases.
  • Audience types include Parents and Educators. While there is no student link, students could benefit by going to the Educator, Article, and Activities links. This Web site is written at about a high school or early college level.

October 30, 2010 Posted by | Health Education (General Public), Historical Collections, Public Health | , , | Leave a comment

Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project

A stretch…when it comes to health/medical Web sites…however, it seems to be of historical interest to professionals and others in the area of nutrition

From a Michigan State University Library announcement

Recent Updates:

  • We are pleased to announce that the United States Library of Congress has selected the Feeding America web site for inclusion in its historic collections of Internet materials. We share the Library Congress’ vision for preserving Internet materials and are excited to make this collection available for their web archiving program (see more at

Per the agreement, the Library of Congress shall make the Feeding America collection
available to researchers both onsite at Library facilities and though the Library’s public Web
site [Editor note: Not yet available online (Oct 12,2010)]


October 12, 2010 Posted by | Finding Aids/Directories, Historical Collections | , | Leave a comment


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