Health & Medical
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL PIONEERS INDEX (AMPI)
A database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from the 1700s through to 1875. Explore the site for a fascinating glimpse into Australia's medical past.
AUSTRALIA - HISTORY OF DISABILITY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Here we record the changing landscape of disability in South Australia from 1800-2000 and the experiences of people with a disability in the State. The site has time line reference to many institutions.
AUSTRALIA - ROYAL WOMAN'S HOSPITAL MELBOURNE
A vivid image of women’s health through the 19th and 20th centuries can be drawn from the hospital's two initial Midwifery Books (1856-1858), through Honorary Physician Case Books (1878-1910), to Labour Ward Case Books and Registers (1888-1982) and many others. Images of Midwifery Book no 1, 1856-1876 are now available.
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA - MENTAL HEALTH 1848-1915
Public Record Office Victoria holds extensive records between 1848-1915 from many of the institutions which have provided some form of care or control over people with a mental illness and people with an intellectual disability. Most of these records are clinical records, documenting the treatment of individuals admitted to mental institutions.
ENGLAND - CHANGE MINDS - NORTH NORFOLK
Change Minds is a transformative archival adventure for people from North Norfolk who live with mental health conditions and are on low incomes, carers, volunteers and staff. Researching two digitised 19th Century Norfolk County Asylum Case Books at Norfolk Record Office, Change Minds engages local people and online visitors in the stories it reveals during a fascinating investigation into local heritage, mental health and identity.
ENGLAND - HISTORY OF DORSET COUNTY HOSPITAL
The website is about the history of the Dorset County Hospital from admission records, annual reports, financial records, census returns, burial registers, staffing, and benefactors to the 175th anniversary of the hospital from 1840-2015 and much more.
ENGLAND - LONDON MUSEUMS OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE
If you have a medical professional in your family history, one of our member museums may be able to help with your research.
ENGLAND AND WALES - LUNATIC ASYLUMS AND MENTAL HOSPITALS
Index of English and Welsh Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals is based on a comprehensive survey in 1844, and extended to other asylums. The site also has institutions of other countries listed, Australia, New Zealand, America and others.
ENGLAND - PLARR'S LIVES OF THE FELLOWS ONLINE
A biographical register of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Victor Plarr (1863-1929).
ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND - HISTORIC HOSPITAL ADMISSION RECORDS PROJECT
In HHARP family historians can find patients by name, medical historians can study childhood diseases and investigate pioneering medical staff, while demographers can analyse incidence of disease in Victorian and Edwardian London. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records between 1852 and 1914; and a collection of articles on the early history of the hospitals, pen-portraits of personalities who inhabited them and a gallery of images.
IRELAND - IRISH FAMINE EVICTION
The Irish Famine Eviction project has located over 400 sites of evictions around Ireland during the Great Irish Famine. The project aims to document with evidence of eviction including physical location, landlords, tenant and other information relating to eviction during the famine. A location map on the web page has the locations and details for each site.
WORLD - A GLOSSARY OF ARCHAIC MEDICAL TERMS, DISEASES AND CAUSES OF DEATH
AMT is a collection of archaic medical terms and their old and modern definitions. A helpful resource for Genealogists interpreting causes of death.