Recommended Web Sites in
Medical and Disease History
- Centers for Disease Control -- This
is the home page for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The
site includes information on disease outbreaks, travelers' alerts, the
description of particular diseases. The site is especially useful for information
and photos relating to many diseases including AIDS and Lyme disease.
- National Institutes of Health --
The section called "Health Information" is especially useful.
It includes terminology, data bases, research resources, and information
about clinical trials.
- World Health Organization -- This
is the home page for the WHO. The site has its own search engine -- in
a test, we entered "Ebola" and were directed to a long list of
references including this picture of the Ebola virus.
- WHO Tuberculosis Site -- This
World Health Organization site is dedicated to providing information about
the modern threat of Tuberculosis and to advocating ways of reducing the
threat from the disease: "A major challenge has been to reverse the
decades-old neglect of TB. Surprisingly, many policy makers are still unaware
that TB is a great threat. To overcome this neglect, advocacy has been
a central part of the WHO Global TB Programme strategy. "
- U.S. Army Center
of Military History -- This army site includes an excellent search
engine. In a test, I entered "Cholera" and found several useful
entries on Cholera in the army, notably during the Mexican War.
- AIDS Information: This Aegis-supported timeline
suggests that AIDS passed from monkeys to humans sometime between 1926
and 1946 and includes a useful overview of the history of the epidemic.
Matters of Style
- Citing Electronic
Resources -- The Library of Congress makes some suggestions on this
page for citing Web material and also refers you to other sites on style
matters, including MLA and Yahoo.