Discover the history of medicine through our rich and unique collections, which include over 20,000 monographs and 4,000 manuscripts, as well as photographs, illustrations, medical instruments, medals, and a variety of medical artifacts. We also offer a setting for classes, provide research consultations, host a speaker series and other special events, exhibit items from the collections, and issue a regular newsletter and special publications.

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Upcoming Events

HIV/AIDS and the Health Humanities: A Global Perspective

Join us on Wednesday, November 30, as the History of Medicine Collections and the Franklin Humanities Institute Health Humanities Lab host a special World AIDS Day event. The event will include a keynote address by medical anthropologist Maria de Bruyn and a lecture by poet and writer Kelley Swain. 

The event is from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and willl be held in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Room 153, of the Rubenstein Library.