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HI374: History of Medicine (Andrews)

This guide was created to provide a starting point for researching topics in the History of Medicine assignments.



  • Apothecary
  • herbal
  • pharmaceutical
  • pharmacology
  • prescriptions
  • medicine | medicinal | medical
  • devices
  • patents
  • Pharma*
  • Drug (specific drug names)
  • Remedy
  • Disease (specific disease names)
  • Sickness
  • Illness
  • Treatment
  • Health

Additional prompts for generating keywords:

  • Patients/Doctor’s/nurses/hospitals/companies/governments (the actors involved)
  • Geography (Continent, Region, Country, State, County, city/town, etc.)
  • Time frame (specific decade)
  • Event (i.e. World War I)

Special Keywords to add to your search to get Primary Sources.

  • **Sources**
  • Personal Narratives
  • Diaries
  • Correspondence
  • Documentaries
  • Interview(s)
  • Letters 
  • Testimony