We don't tend to think of history and health together, but many health researchers find the need to investigate the history of disease, treatment, or a famous personage; to find an historical illustration; or to verify a quotation. For example, who was Alzheimer, and why is the disease named after him? [Answer: http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/177.html]
Historical information is widespread on the Internet. Good historical information is a bit harder to find. As with all health information—in fact, as with ALL information—the Website should be from a credible source and the researcher should be able to answer the six questions discussed in Module 2.
Let's look at the categories in which researchers most frequently seek information, and discuss a few tools that can assist in this work.