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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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Jim Crow in the Asylum

Join us for our next Trent History of Medicine Lecture Series Event. On Tuesday, January 23, Kylie Smith, PhD will present "Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South."

This talk will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Rubenstein Library Room 153, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room.

Learn more details about this event.

Trent Associates Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2023 issue of the Trent Associates Report is now available! This issue includes recent acquisitions, news of exhibits, and more.

You can subscribe and find previous issues of the Trent Associates Report.