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

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.