American Medical Association Deceased Physicians Card File
From the mid 19th century until 1969, the AMA maintained card files containing biographical information on physicians, including their education, state licensing, places of practice, cause of death, and obituary citations. The collection consists of approximately 350,000 biographical entries.
American National Biography Online About 17,500 deceased notable American men and women from all eras of American history. Includes illustrations and links to other web resources. Search methods include name, occupation, sex, birth date, death date, birthplace, contributor, keyword.
Canadian Directories - Who was Where Library and Archives Canada's digitisation of many pre-1901 directories from selected Canadian cities, counties, provinces and territories. Keyword searching is available either within specific directories or across all of them. One can also view and go through the individual directories.
Canadian Health Obituaries Index File This searchable database contains listings for obituaries and death notices which appeared in almost thirty Canadian medical journals between 1833 and 2000. Does not contain the full text of the obituary, but gives the biographical of where it can be found. For help in locating full text obituary, contact your liaison librarian or the Osler Library.
Dictionary of Medical Biography This work has over 1,000 entries on practioners, primarily in the Western medical tradition, but also including those in alternative and traditional Chinese, Indian and Islamic medicine.
Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Complete) This is the digital version of the entire back-file of the original Dictionary of Scientific Biography. This comprehensive eBook includes the complete text of the 18-volume original (including supplements) plus the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Comprising 26-volume eBook.
Lovell's Montreal Directory The digitised version of the annual directory for Montreal and the surrounding area covering the years 1842 to 1999. There are name and business directories (e.g. physicians' listings), plus other information.
Munk's Roll of Members of the Royal College of Physicians This online cumulative index will allow you to look up any of the physicians who have been listed in Munk's Roll. Though more recent online entries include the full biographical data (some of which has yet to appear in print), detailed information on most people will not be available online; however the online Index will tell you in which volume information is recorded. The printed volumes are available in the Osler Library.
National Academy of Sciences, Biographical Memoirs This is an online version of the print biographies of deceased members, which began publication in 1877 and contains detailed biographies of scientists and medical researchers such as William Henry Welch, Silas Weir Mitchell and Thomas Edison, as well as more recent members.
Profiles in Science Information on significant people in twentieth century biomedical research and public health, including detailed biographies and scans of archival material held by the National Library of Medicine. Physicians featured include Charles R. Drew, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling.
WhoNamedIt Dictionary of medical eponyms. Survey of medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.
World Biographical Information Service is a very comprehensive biographical database. Based on the digitization of K. G. Saur's Biographical Archives, it compiles biographical articles from printed reference works published from the 16th to the 21st century and provides full text PDFs.