As some have noticed, I don’t often have click-through links to the sources of my photographs, though I always cite what I can. This isn’t out of desire to make things inconvenient for those who want to read more, trust me!
In the interest of tidiness and clarity, I try to crop photos when I can (since many of them are from within texts), and highlight passages when I can’t. This necessitates saving to my computer, and even if I didn’t have over 7 GB of photos and raw books saved already, it would be difficult to save every single URL of every book and photo in a fashion that they could be associated with their respective files. There are also approximately 550 photos that I have from a CD acquired from the Wisconsin Historical Society in 1998. The majority of those photos are now online, but not every single one.
As a scientist, though, it pains me to write about scientific and historical topics without citing references, so here are some of my biggest sources:
Continually changing! See this page for some of the best relevant tumblr sources.
Seven years of elective history classes- my memory is not perfect, but it’s definitely good enough for an informal blog. I do invite corrections if I get stuff wrong, though!
Lots of medical information also comes from PubMed, since I have access to a majority of the journals cited through my school.
Also used/useful for anyone looking to learn more:
- United States National Archives and Records Administration
- Smithsonian Institute
- Medicine in the Middle Ages
- Trove (National Library of Australia)
- Stimson Library (mostly government documentation and statistical analyses)
- NIH History of Medicine Online
- Google Books (also has old magazines and newspapers!)
- Museum of Quackery- The Great American Fraud (check out the rest of the museum as well; navigation isn’t great, but the info is)
- Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals: 1800-1900
- PBS (American Experience, Ken Burns, and occasional specials all have interesting information)
- Project Gutenberg
- The Victorian Era Online
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- National Science Foundation
Graphics sources available online:
- Images from the History of Medicine
- Historical Anatomies on the Web
- Duke University Library’s Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
- Library of Congress: By the People, For the People
- Cornell Rare Manuscript Collection (Rare Manuscript collections exist at many of the large universities around the world and are always interesting sources- Google has many more)
- Internet Archive
- A Short History of Anatomical Maps (thanks Horcruxcollector!)
- New York Public Library
- Wisconsin Historical Society Images
- Natural History Museum
- Otis Archives Photostream
- Library of Congress Photostream
*OpenLibrary is my best friend for anything anatomy 1800-1910. So…the majority of what I post. It’s an amazing project to which I’ve contributed the few not-yet-included books I own.