The Bulletin of the World Health Organisation – digitised under the auspices of the Wellcome Library/JISC/National Library of Medicine’s Medical Journals Backfiles Digitisation project is now freely available in PubMed Central (PMC) and UKPMC.
The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is an international journal of public health with a special focus on developing countries. Since it was first published in 1948, the Bulletin has become one of the world’s leading public health journals and is one of the top five most-cited public, environmental and occupational health journals.
In its second issue, in September 1947, the Bulletin covered the cholera epidemic in Egypt. This coverage now forms an important historical record of the first emergency outbreak dealt with by the newly founded WHO. The current issue (June 2009) includes an interview with Dr Harvey Fineberg about the swine flu outbreak of 1976 and its parallels with the current outbreak.
All articles are made freely available at the time of publication.