Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 W. Vermont St.

Indianapolis, IN    46222

       Ph: 317.635.7329




Elementary Education Resources:

Ballard, Carol. How Do We Think? How Your Body Works. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998.

Furgang, Kathy. My Brain. My Body. New York: PowerKids Press, 2001.

Gregoire, Tanya. Museum of Science Activities for Kids. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 1996. (Book of fun science-related activities for kids.)

Johnson, Oliver. A Home in the Woods: Pioneer Life in Indiana. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1991.

Reminiscences by Oliver Johnson (1821-1907) regarding his life as a boy on Indiana’s frontier.  Contains a brief chapter on “Ills and Aches.”

Levine, Sharon and Leslie Johnson. Science Experiments with a Microscope. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2002. (Activities on how to use a microscope in fun and exciting ways.  *Some activities require adult supervision.)

Miller, Brandon Marie. Just What the Doctor Ordered. Minneapolis: Lerner
Publications Company, 1997. ( Traces the history of medicine in North America, from the remedies used by native peoples to the medical advances and health trends of the twentieth century.)

Parker, Steve. Brain Surgery for Beginners and Other Major Operations for Minors. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press, 1993. ( Wonderfully illustrated book that explores the brain and its connection to the rest of the body.)

Rowan, Peter. Big Head! New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Royston, Angela. 100 Greatest Medical Discoveries. Danbury, CT: Grolier
Educational, 1997. (Discusses notable discoveries in medical history, including acupuncture, corneal transplants, and oral vaccination.)

Senior, Kathryn. Medicine: Doctors, Demons & Drugs. New York: Franklin Watts, 1993. ( Provides a concise overview of the history of medicine, from witch doctors to the latest in prostheses and organ transplant surgery.)

Simon, Seymour. The Brain: Our Nervous System. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1997.

Van Cleave, Janice. Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993. (Contains activities that help explain how magnification works.)


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