Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dick Mulvaney's polio vaccination campaign remembered

Dick Mulvaney used to volunteer at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. He was the first to vaccinate against polio in Northern Virginia and the Post has a story about him.

A '50s children's crusade, aka Amid debate about vaccines, polio remembered as a scourge defeated

By T. Rees Shapiro

Washington Post April 22 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Morton's Medical Bibliography, Fifth Edition (Garrison-Morton), is now freely available online

From: Jeremy Norman

We are pleased to announce that Morton's Medical Bibliography, Fifth Edition (Garrison-Morton), is now available as an interactive database at This standard reference work for the history of medicine, biology, and dentistry was originated by Fielding H. Garrison, and expanded and revised through four editions by Leslie T. Morton. It was further revised and expanded by Jeremy M. Norman for the fifth edition. The fifth edition, published in 1991, and the last edition in book form, contained nearly 9000 entries, most of which were annotated. The new revised web version, offered free of charge, incorporates interactive features and other enhancements which significantly improve usability.

Jeremy Norman
Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc.
Mail: P.O. Box 867
Novato, CA 94948
UPS, FedEx, DHL:
936-B Seventh St., PMB 238
Novato, CA 94945-3010

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMEDD Historian #10 out now

Welcome to the another issue of the "AMEDD Historian;" an electronic

history journal designed to bring you articles and pictures on Army Medicine

history.  We want your contributions so if you have an idea for an Army

Medicine historical article, please write it up and submit it to us in the

electronic address in the "AMEDD Historian." 


The "AMEDD Historian" will be published 4 times per year (quarterly),

so we'll need your input NLT 1 Mar, 7 Jun, 6 Sep.  This journal will be

success with your contributions and I look forward to receiving your

articles on our proud heritage.


Here is the link:





Command Historian and

Chief, AMEDD Center of History and Heritage

US Army Medical Command

2748 Worth Road, Ste 48

Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6003

Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Doctoring the Civil War" lecture April 8 in North Carolina

The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to a lecture by Shauna Devine, Ph.D., of the University of Western Ontario, who will examine the ways the American Civil War transformed medicine through a series of never before published medical photographs from Civil War hospitals and laboratories.

The lecture will be held April 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the open event space on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library.

Learn more about the lecture and speaker. RSVP to Anne Dudley at