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History of the Health Sciences

A collection of reference resources related to the history of the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

Public Health in Oregon: Discovering Historical Data project

Since the mid-nineteenth century, public health professionals have collected data about large populations to understand problems, and make changes that improve people's lives. A wealth of historical data on public health is found in the OHSU Library, particularly its Historical Collections & Archives, which contain original studies, surveys, reports, and other records of public health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

What can this data tell us about the past and how can historical data support public health today? Digitizing these archival collections makes data accessible to new generations of researchers. 

See below for links to the digital exhibit and collection of digitized materials associated with this project.

Online resources