History of Medicine Collections

History of Medicine Collections

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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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Travel Grants

The History of Medicine Collections offers research grants of up to $1,000 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections residing outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC, are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015