According to the web site:
All Oregonians are invited to participate by suggesting entries, writing submissions, and attending community meetings. All entries are written by knowledgeable authors, reviewed by experts, and meticulously checked to ensure accuracy.So, how are the health sciences represented so far? Clicking on the topic link on the left for "Science, Medicine, and Technology" will get you a short list of people, organizations, places, and events, but only four medical figures: Marie Equi, "Doc" Hay Ing, Esther Pohl Lovejoy, and Bethenia Owens-Adair. As of now, there are no entries for any nurses or dentists, hospitals or healthcare topics.
What would you suggest? While some healthcare entries have already been proposed (there will be an entry for OHSU, for example, once an author is selected), the project sponsors are looking for broad-based input. There are "Guidelines for Significance" posted on the site:
Does the suggested entry:What about the Starr-Edwards heart valve? Oregon's Death With Dignity Act? The Oregon State Hospital? You be the judge! Or, the nominator, as the case may be.
have a strong connection to Oregon?
constitute a contribution to Oregon culture?
establish a basis for subsequent activities in Oregon?
represent the spirit of a community or time or place?
represent events that were pivotal in a community's history?
represent something unique or significantly inventive or creative?
represent a national or international accomplishment or recognition?
If you don't have a suggestion--or you see that your favorite person/place/subject is already represented, maybe you'd like to volunteer? Or, if you're just curious about Oregon's rich history, you can watch the "Recent Entries" page, to see what new information has been added. There's something here for every Oregon history buff.