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UK History of Health and Medicine

Aneurin Bevan

The Aneurin Bevan Society provides a biography and other resources about the life and work of Aneurin (Nye) Bevan (1897-1960), founder of the National Health Service; also includes details of their annual lectures and other activities.

Centre for History in Public Health

Within the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; includes a guide to their teaching, research, library and archives, current and recent projects, and programme of public activities.

Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease

Research centre at Durham University; provides information on current research and publications.

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

A research and teaching centre in the University of Manchester; provides details of courses, research areas, and the Manchester Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

Historical Hospital Admission Records Project

Extensive site offering archives of admissions and case notes to three children's hospitals in London and one in Glasgow.

The History of NHS Reform

Presents an interactive timeline charting reform in the NHS through the years.

The History of the National Health Service

Detailed site covering the entire history of the NHS, up to and including the present day.

The John Snow Society

Promotes the life and works of Dr John Snow, pioneer in epidemiology due to his discovery of how cholera is transmitted, and celebrated anaesthetist; includes a biography. Also provides details of membership, news, and the society's annual Pumphandle Lectures.

Livingstone Online

Provides access to the medical and scientific writings of the missionary, doctor, and explorer, David Livingstone; includes an archive of his writings, and a collection of essays on his life and work.

Mental Health History Timeline

A resource covering the history of mental health history, mainly in England and Wales, including the periods of asylum and community care.

People's History of the NHS

Project which allows people to share their memories of the NHS. Includes photo galleries, stories and recollections.

Society for the Social History of Medicine

Focuses on an inter-disciplinary approach to the history of health, welfare, and medicine; provides details of membership, conferences and publications, and a collection of links.

UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery

Based at the University of Manchester and dedicated to research and education in the history of nursing and midwifery. Includes details of courses, events, contacts, and abstracts of dissertations and theses.

The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

Dedicated to the academic study of the history of medicine and an awareness of its importance; provides details of their research programmes and projects, teaching, and public engagement activities.

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

An international centre for graduate research in most aspects of the history of medicine, based in the University of Oxford, with particular expertise in the area of infectious diseases and medicine in tropical countries.

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