The Disease Database contains a number of data profiles which illustrate particular facets of human disease. Each profile within the database contains a case history, information describing the gross and microscopic features of the specimen, as well as an accompanying thumbnail image of the actual pathological specimen.
In addition to illustrating innovative surgical procedures of the early to mid-20th century, the database illustrates disease or stages of disease processes - such as tuberculosis, rickets, and neoplasia in advanced stages - that are no longer commonly encountered by contemporary medical practitioners. Forensic, neurological, and congenital heart specialities are represented within the database, as are a broad range of 20th century public health issues.
Information within the Disease Database corresponds with actual physical specimens preserved in watch glass containers.
The Disease Database may be accessed using a dedicated workstation in the NJM library. To access the Database, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.