History of Medicine Collections

History of Medicine Collections


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

Please join us on Monday March 31, 2014, for our next Trent History of Medicine Lecture.

Dr. Edward Halperin, M.D., M.A., will present A Defense of the Humanities in Medical Education. Dr. Halperin is Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer at New York Medical College.

The lecture will be held in Room 102 of Duke's Medical Center Library beginning at 5:30 pm. A reception will follow. All are welcome to attend.