August 28, 2015
You can view the latest batch of recent doctoral dissertations harvested from issues 75-11 Issues A and B of Dissertation Abstracts pertaining to the broad scope of the medical humanities ie: the interface of medicine with history, religion, art, literature as well as human sexuality, substance abuse, public/international health and women’s health and history issues at the following URL:
ProQuest has altered how they put out their individual issues. No longer do they correlate to one month, so the dating is more random. Thus titles will range from 2015-yes they have some 2015 dates-back into the late 1990’s.
There is one additional aspect to point out about this latest batch of dissertations that make it unique. The University of Southern California downloaded the past 75+ years of its dissertations into the one issues-thus you will find titles dating back into the 1920”s. While there are no abstracts for these earlier works you can pull up the full text of these dissertations.
Please share this information about the availability of these recent dissertations with your colleagues and students.
As always your comments and corrections are always welcome.
Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D.
History of Medicine Librarian
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh