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New Book Published by Meliora Press

John Romano and George Engel: Their Lives and Work
By Jules Cohen and Stephanie Brown Clark

John Romano and George Engel: Their Lives and Work is an historical biography of two distinguished physicians who were members of the University of Rochester’s medical school faculty from 1946 until their deaths in the 1990s. The authors here narrate the personal histories of these two figures from their births through their medical education and postgraduate training and their activities as members of the faculties at Harvard and Cincinnati before they came to Rochester.

Literature, Arts and Medicine

The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database is an online bibliography of literary works, visual art and film relevant to medicine and medical education.

Medical History

Images from the History of Medicine is a database which provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.

History of the Health Sciences World Wide Web Links is a gateway into a wealth of internet links including such organizations as the American Association for the History of Medicine, a section on the history of diseases, and important figures in health from Galen to Jonas Salk.

Public Health and Social Justice

Public Health and Social Justice website contains articles, slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice. References for most of the information contained in the slide shows can be found in the accompanying articles.

This site is aimed at students, educators, and the general public. It grew out of recognition that medical, and even nursing and public health, schools tend to inadequately address the social, economic, environmental, human rights, and cultural contributors to health and disease. Some of the content also focuses on the medical humanities and the history of medicine.


Bioethics on the Web is available through a new Web site launched by the NIH (National Institute for Health) Office of Extramural Research in collaboration with the NIH Bioethics Interest Group. The site provides links to online courses, curricula and bibliographic resources in numerous areas of bioethics.