The John C. Liebeskind History Of Pain Collection
Internet Resources for the
Study of the History of Pain
The Hospice History Project
Sheffield Palliative Care Studies Group (University of Sheffield, UK). The aims of the Hospice History Project are:
- To undertake and to foster academic study in the history of hospices and palliative care;
- To catalogue and help safeguard archival records relevant to hospice and related developments in Britain and Ireland; and
- To establish a hospice and palliative care digital archive, to include an oral history of interviews with key hospice and palliative care founders, worldwide.
The Project was initiated in 1995 by by David
Clark, Chair of Medical Sociology at the University of Sheffield, with Neil Small, now Professor of Primary and Community Care at Bradford University. The Project is attached to the University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute. The first set of oral history interviews is with 75 individuals who have had substantial involvement in hospice development in Britain (51), other European countries (9), the Americas (11), and Australia (4).
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (Park Ridge, Illinois)
The objective of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology is to collect and preserve literature and equipment pertaining to anesthesiology and to make available to the anesthesiology community, others in the medical profession and the public the most comprehensive educational, scientific and archival resources in anesthesiology. Included are the records of John Bonica's Presidency of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Historical Services Division of the Library (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The collection includes the papers of Silas Weir Mitchell, leading 19th-century neurologist and writer on causalgia and traumatic nerve injuries.
Countway Library of Medicine
Rare Books and Special Collections (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts). The Countway collection includes papers of Henry Knowles Beecher, Isaiah Dorr, Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard, whose Anesthesia Research laboratory conducted extensive research on the measurement of pain and subjective responses in the 1940s-1960s.
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
The collection at the Wellcome's History of Medicine Library includes papers of several early 20th century British physicians and scientists who studied and wrote about pain, including Dr. Henry Head and Sir Thomas Lewis.